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Group to File Lawsuit to Clean up Chesapeake Bay



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    This picture was taken in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md during a fishing trip on October 31, 2008.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A conservation group plans to file a lawsuit in Washington next week to force stronger federal action to clean up pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

    Chesapeake Bay FoundationPresident William Baker said the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to impose strong anti-pollution measures through the Clean Water Act, as required by federal law.
    Baker said he's hoping the lawsuit will catch the attention of EPA's incoming administration to change course on the failed policies of the past.
    He said that could also call attention to scores of wastewater improvements in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that a federal stimulus package could help put in motion.
    The foundation plans to file the lawsuit Monday.