Adequate funding for clean water restoration in Virginia’s FY16 budget
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Adequate funding for clean water restoration in Virginia’s FY16 budget

  Lisa Vonder Haar
Alexandria, VA
2 Virginians

According to the recent report, "The Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake,"restored Bay will provide more than $50 billion in annual benefits—an increase of $8.3 billion over the Bay’s value today.

Of all the Bay states, Virginia has the most to gain from a restored Bay as well as the most to lose if we slow implementation of the Bay clean up. It’s imperative that we keep up the momentum and pursue full implementation of the Commonwealth’s watershed implementation plan.

Unfortunately, there are insufficient funds in next year’s budget to achieve Virginia’s clean-up goals. Please include adequate funding in your FY16 budget to help farmers and localities reduce polluted runoff. Farmers need cost-share and technical assistance to implement soil-saving, nutrient-reducing conservation practices; localities need grant funds to better manage polluted runoff.

These investments in water quality will support efforts to build a new Virginia economy and continue to pay dividends to our children and grandchildren.


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Robert Hundo Arlington, VA

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