Monday, June 10, 2013

Funny; I Didn't Think CBF Raised Pig and Chickens

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have reached a new agreement to reduce pollution from animal operations. This new agreement, which arises from the 2010 settlement of CBF’s lawsuit, will provide additional certainty that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint (the Bay Total Maximum Daily Load and State Watershed Implementation Plans or “WIPs”) now in place will achieve its goal of reducing pollution throughout the six-state, 64,000 square-mile Bay region with full implementation by 2025.
Of course, what really happened here was the EPA invited CBF to sue them to get them to enforce something beyond which the Congress gave them the authorization to do.  Then, by not actually defending against the lawsuit, they settled, and got what they wanted to do blessed by a court decision.

This was #5 on my recent list of EPA scandals.

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