Hogan to Senators: Feds Shouldn’t Cut Bay Enforcement

In a letter to the party leadership of the U.S. Senate, Governor Hogan has called for them to reject a House (and Administration) budget proposal to reduce 90% of funds used for enforcement of Chesapeake Bay waters. Governor Hogan serves as the Chair of the regional Chesapeake Executive Council, and wrote in both capacities.

From coverage in the Baltimore Sun:

If it becomes law, this amendment will prohibit the use of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds for enforcement policies and procedures that are necessary for achieving pollution reductions in the Chesapeake Bay watershed,” Hogan wrote. “While I strongly support the multi-jurisdictional approach to achieving clean water — which is working — it would be unwise to effectively remove the ability of the Clean Water Act to function as designed.”

For more information about federal EPA activities and programs, visit the EPA website.

Read the Sun coverage online for more detail.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties