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Maryland Congressional Delegation to Hold Meeting on the State of the Chesapeake Bay

June 27th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 4:00PM, Maryland’s Congressional delegation will convene to review the state of the Chesapeake Bay and the essential role federal-state-local-private partnerships that have played in restoring the health of this national treasure – the economic heart of the region. While EPA serves as the lead federal partner, the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership incorporates expertise from federal agencies such as USGS, NOAA, USDA, NPS, USFWS, DOD, and Homeland Security. States are counting on these federal partners to provide data, analysis, interpretation, and coordination. Maryland cannot and should not bear the cost of obtaining or generating this information on its own.


Congress soundly rejected the recently proposed cuts in federal funding to Chesapeake Bay-related programs in the fiscal year 2017 appropriations. The President’s FY 2018 budget jeopardizes the progress that has been made and the partnerships that have made it possible.


WHO:             U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

                        Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

                        Congressman Elijah Cummings

                        Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

                        Congressman John P. Sarbanes

                        Congressman John K. Delaney

                        Congressman Anthony G. Brown

                        Congressman Jamie Raskin


                        Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the Environment, State of Maryland

                        Will Baker, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

                        Stephen Abel, Executive Director, Oyster Recovery Partnership


WHEN:           Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 4:00PM


WHERE:         Room S. 207, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

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