August 30, 2022

Maryland LCV and 20 other organizations have joined together to deliver this letter to the Baltimore County Council as they debate this legislation.

The Bill No. 57-22, Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas Protection – Water Dependent Facilities – Exemptions threatens local water quality by weakening bedrock environmental protections.

The Maryland General Assembly passed the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Protection Law in 1984 to ensure that development and land use practices near the water do not pollute the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. For more information about the Baltimore County Council work session, please visit here.

Audubon Mid-Atlantic
Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group
Blue Water Baltimore
Chapman Forest Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chesapeake Conservancy
Clean Water Action
Corsica River Conservancy
Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek
Friends of St Clements Bay
Friends of the Nanticoke River
Maryland Climate Justice Wing
Maryland League of Conservation Voters
Maryland Legislative Coalition
Mattawoman Watershed Society
NAACP Maryland State Conference
National Parks Conservation Association
NeighborSpace of Baltimore County
Queen Anne’s Conservation Association
Sierra Club Greater Baltimore Group
Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
Southern Maryland Audubon Society
St. Mary’s River Watershed Association
Valleys Planning Council
Wicomico Environmental Trust