Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Act!

Posted on June 18, 2010. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , |

Clean Currents supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s efforts to get the Chesapeake Clean Water Act passed in congress. This pending legislation will strengthen the current Clean Water Act sections related to the Chesapeake Bay. Here are the main points from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation:

  • It places legally enforceable, science-based limits on pollution from all sources.
  • It gives states pollution reduction standards to meet and allows them the flexibility to achieve those reductions as they best decide. 
  • It provides significant funding for technical assistance to farmers so they can implement pollution controls, as well as funding for stormwater pollution controls.
  • It encourages market-based approaches to pollution reduction, which could provide an estimated $300 million annually to rural areas.
  • Today, Gary Skulnik, President of Clean Currents, sent this letter of support to the sponsor or the Senate bill, Senator Ben Cardin and the House bill, Congressman Elijah Cummings.

    June 18, 2010

    Dear Senator Cardin and Congressman Cummings,

     I am writing to let you know that I fully support passage of the legislation known as the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act (S. 1816 and H.R. 3852).  The bill would bring nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment levels in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries down to sustainable levels over the next 15 years. 

     Our business, Clean Currents, is a growing clean energy company based in Rockville, MD. We strive to provide affordable renewable energy choices for Chesapeake area homes and businesses. We serve over 7000 residential and commercial customers in MD, DC and PA.

     Clean Currents strongly believes in environmental conservation and protection locally. As a certified Montgomery County Green Business, we aim to be environmentally responsible in our daily operations by recycling, encouraging employees to use public transportation, conserving water and other resources, and educating the community about taking action to fight environmental problems.

    I applaud you for your vision and want you to know that I will do whatever I can to help your bills to pass the Senate and House in this Congress.  Please do not hesitate to draw on me if I can assist you in any way. 

     Sincerely,

     Gary Skulnik

    President, Clean Currents

    Take Action:

    Send your own letters of support to Senator Cardin and Congressman Cummings and to your Congressional represantives!

    The Honorable Ben Cardin
    United States Senate
    Washington, DC  20510
     
    The Honorable Elijah Cummings
    United States House of Representatives
    Washington, DC  20515
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