For Policy not Poses

Town Meeting on Bay Clean-Up

In August of 2009 I attended a “town meeting” regarding the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the president’s order for EPA to produce new plans by Sept 9 for restoring the Bay. The meeting was run by Brad Heavner of Environment Maryland ( About 400 people were in attendance and dozens lined up to speak. Chuck Fox, EPA Senior Advisor on the Chesapeake Bay was on the panel. (profiled at This is clearly an issue of serious concern that we must address. A farmer in his eighties stated: “You talk about the canary in the coal mine, but this is more like the buzzard on the back fence.” Much to my surprise the only elected official I saw there was Ron George — good for him, anyway. We must make our elected officials accountable.

Capital article on the town meeting at

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