The Impact of the Trump Administration’s Environmental Policies on the Chesapeake Bay—How do Maryland Leaders Plan to Respond?

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Chesapeake BaySavers announces the governmental panel for its second annual Environmental Legislative Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Moot Court Room. Presented by Chesapeake BaySavers and hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law, this year’s summit will explore the 2018 legislative session’s key environmental priorities, as well as insights on how state laws and government policy makers can protect Maryland’s investment in the Chesapeake Bay.

Presented by Chesapeake BaySavers and hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law, this year’s summit will explore the 2018 legislative session’s key environmental priorities, as well as insights on how state laws and government policy makers can

Chesapeake BaySavers announces the governmental panel for its second annual Environmental Legislative Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the University of Baltimore School of Law’

The White House has proposed a plan to drastically slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget next year. The progress made by those efforts is in jeopardy.

Chesapeake BaySavers, an Annapolis-based environmental nonprofit organization, announces the governmental panel for its second annual Environmental Legislative Summit. Presented by Chesapeake BaySavers and hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law, this year’s summit will explore the 2018 legislative session’s key environmental priorities, as well as insights on how state laws and government policy makers can protect Maryland’s investment in the Chesapeake Bay. The summit will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Moot Court Room.

Maryland’s top governmental officials representing the panel include:

  • Jeanne Haddaway-Riccio, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Hogan
  • Del. Kumar Barve, Chair, Environment and Transportation Committee
  • Sen. Joan Carter Conway, Chair, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
  • Del. Steve Lafferty, Environment and Transportation Committee
  • Lee Currey, Director, MDE Water and Science Administration

The panel will be moderated by Bay Journal staff writer, Rona Kobell.

“The White House has proposed a plan to drastically slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget next year. Maryland taxpayers have invested enormous sums of money to restore and protect oyster reefs, reduce polluted runoff and improve water quality. The progress made by those efforts is in jeopardy." said Evan Thalenberg, founder and president of the Chesapeake BaySavers. “It's important to bring together those affected by these decisions with our governmental policy makers to discuss how we can safeguard our Chesapeake Bay."

About Chesapeake BaySavers. Chesapeake BaySavers is an Annapolis-based environmental organization dedicated to restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay for future generations through legislative efforts, community outreach and hands-on, environmental education programs. Chesapeake BaySavers is comprised of two separate entities that each play a vital role in the organization: Chesapeake BaySavers Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which focuses on restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay through education, community outreach and hands-on environmental work, and Chesapeake BaySavers, Inc., a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization which focuses on preserving, protecting and promoting the health of the Chesapeake Bay through legislative efforts, with an emphasis on legislation that affects oysters. Chesapeake BaySavers has officially been named a Top-Rated Nonprofit of 2016.

For more information, photos, and event details, visit http://www.ChesapeakeBaySavers.org, or contact Isaac Meyer, by email at isaac(at)inmconsulting.com or 443-826- 8685

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Jeannie Haddaway, Deputy Chief of StaffJeannie Haddaway, Deputy Chief of StaffJeannie Haddaway-Riccio serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Larry Hogan, a role she has held since 2016. She is responsible for oversight of departments of Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Planning, as well as the Maryland Energy AJoan Carter Conway, Democrat, District 43, Baltimore CityJoan Carter Conway, Democrat, District 43, Baltimore CityMember of Senate since January 8, 1997. Chair, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2007- (Vice-Chair, 2003-07; member, 1997-present; Chair, health subcommittee, 2007-10, 2015-17,Review, 1998-2003; Wetlands and Waterways Funding Work GrKumar Barve, Democrat, District 17, Montgomery CountyKumar Barve, Democrat, District 17, Montgomery CountyChair, Environment and Transportation Committee, 2015-present; Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2003-present (management subcommittee, 2003-present);Chair, science & technology subcommittee, 1997-2003);Environmental Matters Committee, 2003-05 (agricuLee Currey, Director of MDE Environment’s Water & Science AdmissionLee Currey, Director of MDE Environment’s Water & Science AdmissionLee Currey is the Director of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Water and Science Administration. In this capacity, Director Currey oversees more than 250 personnel and manages a budget of nearly $30,000,000. Previously, Currey directed the SciSteve Lafferty, Democrat, District 42A, Baltimore CountySteve Lafferty, Democrat, District 42A, Baltimore CountyMember of House of Delegates since January 10, 2007 Deputy Majority Whip, 2014-. Member, Environment and Transportation Committee, 2015- (environment subcommittee, 2015-; chair, land use & ethics subcommittee, 2015-); Joint Audit Committee, 2011-; JointRona Kobell, Reporter, Chesapeake Bay JournalRona Kobell, Reporter, Chesapeake Bay JournalRona Kobell is a reporter for the Chesapeake Bay Journal. She also was co-producer and co-host with Dan Rodricks of Midday on the Bay, a monthly public affairs show on WYPR in Baltimore that ran for more than five years. She blogs daily and breaks news at