CBF Issues Statement on Support from Maryland and Virginia for EPA Clean Power Plan

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement today following the announcement that Maryland and Virginia are supporting the Environmental Protection Agency in litigation over the Clean Power Plan.

"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation commends Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh for their decision to stand with EPA in opposition to 26 states and a variety of industry groups seeking to have the Clean Power Plan overturned in federal court.

"The plan would require the states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fueled power plants to decrease the damage done to the environment and human health. Science has demonstrated that water temperatures in the Bay are warming at a faster rate than air temperatures. Warmer waters can increase the size of algal blooms and dead zones in our waterways, as well as affect fish spawning. Transitioning to more renewable energy sources will also reduce nitrogen pollution, which damages water quality in local rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay."

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