The Center for Progressive Reform has been closely watching the development and implementation of the Chesapeake Bay restoration plan since its inception. As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the success of the plan, known as the Bay TMDL, we have developed a new web-based resource focused on the issues and decisions related to the TMDL's midpoint assessment process. The page is a one-stop shop for advocates, members of the media, and residents concerned about restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the streams and landscapes throughout its watershed.
The page, "Halftime for the Bay," provides visitors with ongoing updates of the policy decisions made by EPA Region 3 and the state and federal partners in the Chesapeake Bay Program, as well as analysis of progress made by the states now that they have passed the 2017 interim deadline under the TMDL.
The Bay TMDL may be the last and best hope for restoring this international treasure. CPR is proud to serve as a watchdog to ensure that the accountability framework devised for the cleanup effort is given effect and that new threats to the communities and ecosystems throughout the Chesapeake watershed are addressed.
Head over to CPR's website to explore the new page, and be sure to check back often for new updates. You can also follow our midpoint assessment feed on Twitter (@ChesBayMPAWatch), and you can sign up to have regular updates delivered via email. If you have questions about the materials or the midpoint assessment itself, please contact us.