Not Joining Lawsuit Against EPA, The Clean Chesapeake Coalition Says

Feb 25, 2014

County Council member Bob Culver

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.