When the Bay's Health Earns a "D" Who Gets Grounded?
Saving the Bay from the Bench

Bush administration abdicates responsibility to the Bay...again

On December 27, the folks in D.C. did it again. In the federal omnibus spending bill signed by President Bush on Thursday, the administration cut funding to programs critical to reducing pollution and restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

Seven years ago, federal and state governments pledged to Bay pollution reduction goals for 2010. At December's Chesapeake Executive Council meeting, Bay state governors promised to redouble their efforts to clean up the Bay by 2010. Watching our federal "partner" reduce its investments in programs that are working is more than frustrating--it feels criminal. Once again, the federal government is abdicating its responsibility to meet its commitments, enforce the Clean Water Act, and ensure the health and welfare of those who depend on clean water for their livelihood or recreational opportunities.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

maryjane

nice blog.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)