*** UPDATE *** Chesapeake Bay TMDL

*** UPDATE *** Chesapeake Bay TMDL

The United States Supreme Court has decided not to hear a challenge by the American Farm Bureau Federation and other entities to the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, which is the plan developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to address phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment pollution in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This case has drawn significant interest across the country over the past several years. The Supreme Court’s denial of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Petition to review the case means that the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decision in this matter, issued July, 2015, will stand. An earlier post on this blog discussed the Third Circuit’s decision upholding the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.

Steven Hann, East Region Solicitor for PMAA, argued the Chesapeake Bay TMDL case on behalf of PMAA before both the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and filed a brief in opposition to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Petition with the United States Supreme Court.

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