Our midpoint assessment of Bay restoration shows progress along with troubling trends. What's more, just as we reach the halfway point to our 2025 Clean Water Blueprint goal, there is disturbing talk of delaying the deadline. If we are to achieve the necessary pollution reductions critical to saving the Bay, we must urge EPA to assert its leadership role and hold the Bay states accountable for meeting the clean water goals they committed to on time.
We're halfway to our 2025 Clean Water Blueprint goal. But at the end of the first half, it's clear that Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia are carrying the team—mostly by tackling wastewater. As the clock counts down, we know the second half is going to be tougher. We will not see a restored Chesapeake Bay unless all states and their federal partners expand their playbooks and push harder.
EPA must take its role seriously and ensure state compliance in the restoration effort, including sticking with the 2025 deadline. It must provide greater investments in clean water and impose meaningful consequences to those states that are falling behind—especially Pennsylvania. Our health, economy, and environment depend on it. Sign the petition below.
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Assert Your Leadership in the Bay Restoration Effort!
Add your name demanding that EPA be an active player in the Bay restoration effort! At the halfway point to our Bay restoration goal, it is clear that we must accelerate our pollution-reduction efforts. I urge EPA to take its leadership role seriously. It must provide greater investments in clean water and impose meaningful consequences to those states that are falling behind.