May 2, 2016

CONTACTS: Tim Zink, 410-962-4436/Marty Welch 202-224-4524




Cardin in Annapolis to Update Environmental Community on Recent Efforts to Repel Threats to Safe Water, Healthy Chesapeake Bay 


Discussion at Maritime Museum to spotlight senator’s newest efforts to better protect water, update infrastructure, conserve fish and wildlife


TODAY, Monday, May 2 at 1:00 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, will join representatives of numerous environmental organizations in a briefing on recent developments at the federal level that contain serious implications for our regional ecological integrity. Senator Cardin will outline the most recent wave of short-sighted attacks against the Clean Water Rule, successes in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) presently moving forward in the Senate, and his recently introduced legislative package designed to protect safe drinking water and reduce lead hazards in communities nationwide.  


“The Chesapeake Bay and the communities throughout its watershed depend heavily on its natural resources, meaning that efforts to protect our waters are important to the daily lives of all Marylanders,” said Senator Cardin. “Unfortunately, there never seems to be an end to the efforts to derail foresighted policies that safeguard our environment, which is why I will continually fight to protect our lands and waters. I look forward to exchanging ideas with environmental leaders from throughout the region about ways to elevate the protection of our Chesapeake Bay.” 


WHAT:                      Roundtable Discussion on a Healthy Chesapeake Bay   


WHO:                        U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                                                Regional Environmental Organizations


WHEN:                      TODAY, Monday, May 2 at 1:00 PM


WHERE:                    Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2ndSt., Annapolis, MD


HOW:                        MEDIA are requested to RSVP to Marty Welch