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Bay Foundation: 2 Amicus Briefs Back Cleanup

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WBOC)- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says more friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in support of a massive restoration of the estuary.

The leading advocate for the bay's cleanup said that one amicus brief was filed late Monday by several cities, including New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. A second was filed by Florida conservation groups, such as the Florida Wildlife Federation, the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the St. Johns Riverkeeper. .

This month, Virginia's attorney general filed an amicus brief in support of the plan.

The briefs have been filed in the 3rd U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia. It is considering an appeal by farm industry groups of a ruling upholding the plan. They have been joined by attorneys general from 21 states in a suit that questions the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to implement the plan.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: www.cbf.org


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