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AMI Urges EPA to Withdraw Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

AMI joined a coalition of 30 agricultural and forestry organizations in submitting written comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to withdraw its Draft Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (Draft TMDL) citing numerous issues in the draft document and the potential for widespread economic and social impact.


In the comments, the organizations stressed the following points.


“The undersigned urge EPA to withdraw its Draft TMDL, address the flaws in its modeling and work with the watershed jurisdictions to develop TMDLs for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that are attainable without causing widespread and significant economic and social impacts on the people who live and work in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, as well as the people who rely on the food, fiber and fuel that is produced there,” the comments conclude.


To view the comments, click here: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/64122

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