The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and our partners, jointly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today agreed to “stay,” or put on hold, CBF’s lawsuit against EPA.
Today’s action is good news, because it is an indication that CBF is succeeding in pushing the Obama Administration toward an accelerated Bay cleanup and more accountability for reducing water pollution. But the process of forming a new federal strategy for restoring the Bay is only just beginning. So CBF will continue to be vigilant and press for the strongest possible pollution controls in our continuing discussions with EPA.
As you may recall, CBF sued EPA in January because the federal agency had broken three interstate agreements to clean up the Bay over the last quarter century.