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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

U.S. House Moves to Ban EPA from Enforcing Chesapeake Bay Pollution Limits

Sep 21, 2017
In The News

One of the lawmakers voting against Goodlatte’s bill to strip EPA of its power to enforce the bay pollution limits was Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland, a Democrat.... “This is the perfect instance in which you want to have the federal government as an important and robust partner in this effort of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay,” Sarbanes said.  “And this idea that ‘states’ rights’ should prevail, and in a sense having all of the jurisdictions moving in different directions without any kind of collaboration, that is significantly undermining of the goal of cleaning up the bay.”