Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

On October 19, 2009, the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act (also known as the Cardin-Cummings Bill) was introduced in our federal Congress. The bill ensures that seven Bay jurisdictions develop and implement detailed plans to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution to healthy levels by 2025. If this bill passes it will help put Virginia rivers and the Chesapeake Bay on the road to recovery.

For too long we have talked about what needs to be done to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries without taking the necessary steps to bring about results. It is time to act. This bill (House Bill 3852 and Senate Bill 1816) is an important step in the direction of action. Not only does this bill ensure that we significantly reduce pollution by 2025, it provides valuable resources to localities and states to help make sure the job gets done.

The Lynnhaven River NOW Executive Committee has taken a public position in support of the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act and has met with Congressman Nye to encourage him to become a co-sponsor. If you agree that this help for the Bay is needed, please contact Congressman Nye and Senators Webb and Warner to voice your support.

Congressman Glen Nye:
116 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4215
Fax: 202-225-4218
Or you can send an email through his website, http://nye.house.gov/

Senator Mark Warner:
459A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295
Or you can send an email through his website, http://warner.senate.gov/

Senator Jim Webb:
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4024
Toll Free Phone: 866-507-1570
Fax: 202-228-6363
Or you can send an email through his website, http://webb.senate.gov/

More information about the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act can be found at www.cbf.org.

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