Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker released this statement following the death of former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes.
“The Bay lost a great champion yesterday, when Paul Sarbanes, former U.S. Senator from Maryland, died.
“A man of great intellect, Paul Sarbanes was a life-long public servant. He was one of the most thoughtful and sincere elected officials I have ever known. At the top of his priority list was protecting the environment. And at the top of that list, saving the Chesapeake Bay. A long-time CBF member, I valued his wise counsel and insight.
“America suffered a loss yesterday. He will be missed.”