Congress has no greater advocate for the Chesapeake Bay restoration. I strongly support Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts being coordinated by the EPA. I am the author of S. 1816, The Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Protection Act, called by many the most sweeping legislation to restore the health of the Bay since the enactment of the Clean Water Act 40 years ago. A clean, vibrant Bay will regain its rightful position as the economic, ecological, historic and cultural heart of Maryland and the entire mid-Atlantic region. If we can restore the health of our water ways and water systems, our nation’s economic health will be strong too. I will continue my leadership role in protecting the Chesapeake Bay because every American should enjoy the freedom and good health of clean, safe water.