Coalition Statement on the 2018 Midterm Election

This is the official statement on the 2018 Midterm Election results from Chanté Coleman, director of the Choose Clean Water Coalition.

“The Coalition has worked hard over the years to garner support for the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort across the watershed. Due to that outreach, we are pleased to have champions of the Chesapeake from both sides of the aisle that support continued full funding for the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program. We are looking forward to working with the 116th Congress, including the new faces that will be joining our Chesapeake delegation.”

The Choose Clean Water Coalition is an organization that harnesses the collective power of more than 230 local, state, regional and national groups to advocate for clean rivers and streams in all communities in the Chesapeake region.

Coalition Responds to Introduction of Goodlatte Amendment

 

For Immediate Release:                                                                     Media Contact: Kristin Reilly

September 7, 2017                                                                                         Cell (240) 888-3345

                                                                                                                               reillyk@nwf.org

 

Statement from Chanté Coleman, director of the Choose Clean Water Coalition, on the Introduction of the Goodlatte Amendment

 

(Annapolis, MD) – Today, it is expected that Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will introduce an amendment in the House to the Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill that will cripple the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort by removing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to enforce the Chesapeake clean up. Should this amendment pass, it would be detrimental to the progress that has been made across all seven jurisdictions in the Chesapeake watershed (Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and the District of Columbia) to restore the Chesapeake and its rivers and streams.

In response, the Choose Clean Water Coalition is releasing this statement from Chanté Coleman, director of the Coalition.
 

“The Choose Clean Water Coalition is disappointed by the steps that Congressman Goodlatte has taken to hinder the continued progress to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. While we continue to fight President Trump’s effort to eliminate all funding for the Bay, we need support from our watershed legislators, not attacks.

This amendment would revoke EPA’s authority to enforce the measures that the Bay states have agreed to and put their own investments toward. We encourage our legislators to vote against this harmful amendment, and continue to show their support for the important work that is being done to ensure safe and clean water for residents of our Chesapeake watershed.”
 

The Choose Clean Water Coalition is an organization that harnesses the collective power of 237 local, state, regional and national groups to advocate for clean rivers and streams in all communities in the Chesapeake region.

Clean Water Advocates Rally for Chesapeake Bay

The Choose Clean Water Coalition met with Members of Congress to discuss concerns surrounding funding for the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort. Specifically, the Coalition spoke with their members and staff about the impact of eliminating $73 million in funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program on local restoration efforts.