Chesapeake Conservancy Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Annapolis, Md. – Following the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the INVEST in America Act, bipartisan legislation that would invest more than $1 trillion in infrastructure projects across the United States, Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn issued this statement.

“I applaud the House of Representatives for passing this historic and bipartisan legislation to invest in America’s infrastructure, including its water infrastructure and green infrastructure.

“Water is life, and access to clean water is among our most basic human rights. The Chesapeake Bay is our region’s most important natural resource and, as such, the fundamental piece of infrastructure from which everything else flows.

“This is a now-or-never moment. Global climate change is putting life as we know it at risk. This significant funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, $238 million over five years, helps give everyone on the local, state and federal level the tools they need to help mitigate impending climate impacts and restore the health of the Chesapeake.

“Chesapeake Conservancy thanks the members of Congress who stood up for the Chesapeake Bay, especially the members of the Chesapeake Bay Task Force.”