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10:47 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Not Joining Lawsuit Against EPA, The Clean Chesapeake Coalition Says

County Council member Bob Culver
County Council member Bob Culver
Credit wicomicocounty.org

The Clean Chesapeake Coalition says it is not interested in becoming a part of a federal lawsuit that would overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s pollution diet for the Chesapeake Bay.

Attorney Chip McLeod told the Salisbury Daily Times that a statement by one of the Wicomico County Council members in joining such a suit did not represent his organization’s interests.

Council member Bob Culver made those remarks when the council voted to spend $25-thousand to join the Coalition.

Meanwhile, County Executive Rick Pollitt said yesterday he would not have supported becoming a member of the group if it was fighting the EPA.

McLeod told the paper that his coalition was simply fighting the controversial land-planning and septic system regulations and was calling attention to environmental damage caused by the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River.