Save the Chesapeake Bay From Toxic Pollution!

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About the Petition

The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure, but it's also in big trouble—the bay has been polluted for decades. It's now unsafe to swim most of the year, and wildlife numbers have dropped dramatically.

The EPA and seven bay-area states have come up with a great clean water plan that drastically reduces the pollution; it’s called the Chesapeake Clean Water Initiative. But Big Ag and several states nowhere near the bay, including Texas and Alaska, are suing to stop them!

They're citing "states' rights," but states such as Maryland and Virginia helped create the plan, so you know this lawsuit is just about letting the polluters continue to pollute. We don't have to stand for this—the Chesapeake's wildlife and economy need us to reduce the toxic runoff into the bay, not undermine EPA authority!

Take 30 seconds right now to speak out—if enough people like you sign the petition to save the bay, it will help give the EPA the strength to resist Big Ag's pressure at a critical time!

Photo Credit: USDS


The Chesapeake Bay is a natural treasure, vital to both wildlife and the region's economy. Please stand up to pressure from Big Ag and faraway states—keep working with local leaders to implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint!


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    David Landskron
    Winter Haven, FL
    1 year ago
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    Charles Brexel Sr.
    Roswell, GA
    1 year ago
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    Julio Rodriguez
    Brooklyn, NY
    1 year ago
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    Peggy Bellan, Rn, Bsn, Ms, Ccm
    Norfolk, VA
    1 year ago
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    Tracey Katsouros
    Waldorf, MD
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    John Krumrein
    Lincolnville, ME
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    G. Bommelaere
    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Adik L Dijkstra
    Sacramento, CA
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    Elka Marish
    Roswell, GA
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    Freya Harris
    Atlanta, GA
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    Gina Brown
    Pensacola, FL
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    Sandra Chu
    Las Cruces, NM
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    Patricia Rohde
    Naperville, IL
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    Gerda Brasser
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