Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Environmental Groups File Motion to Intervene in Chesapeake Bay Litigation

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On May 25, 2011, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (“CBF”) and other environmental groups filed a motion to intervene to become a party in Am. Farm Bureau Fed’n v. EPA.  The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) initially filed a complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to challenge EPA’s finalized Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Loads (Bay TMDLs).  CBF and its environmental group allies support the Bay TMDLs and oppose the complaint against EPA. CBF contends that EPA properly promulgated the Bay TMDLs and that EPA provided a lengthy and transparent TMDL process for the public.  For the complete article please view the June 2011 Penn State Agricultural Law Brief (see page 2).

Written by Jay Angle, Research Assistant