EPA Signs Binding Commitment to Reduce Pollution

A new day has dawned for the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay with an historic legal settlement.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), its co-plaintiffs, and the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 11, 2010, settled their lawsuit with a binding agreement that will require pollution to be reduced across the watershed. This historic settlement is a legally enforceable commitment that requires EPA to take specific actions by dates certain to ensure that pollution to local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay is reduced sufficiently to remove the Bay from the federal "dirty waters" list.

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