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The Blue Planet Forum is a free environmental lecture series, presented by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Old Dominion University (ODU).  Its mission is to educate and engage the public on important environmental issues affecting Hampton Roads and the nation.

Bay Restoration: From Creeks to the Courtroom

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaking at CBF's Blue Planet Forum, August 29, 2014.  Photo by Chuck ThomasVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Photo by Chuck Thomas

  Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Eloquently and forcefully defending Virginia's right to partner with other states and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring told a Blue Planet Forum crowd of 200 people on August 29, 2014 that a restored Bay is in the Commonwealth's best environmental, cultural, and economic interests.

"We hunt and fish here," Herring told the audience at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va. "We boat on these waters and play on these shores. We eat so many foods sustained by these waters. And tens of thousands of men and women make their living on the water, generating billions in economic activity. But it all depends on clean water.

"For centuries, we have worked voluntarily with our neighbors, and more recently, with our federal partner as well, to manage and care for the Bay and the waters that flow into it. The Bay states asked the EPA to help coordinate this effort because the Bay watershed is 64,000 square miles over six states and the District of Columbia. Virginia has never been a state to concede much power or sovereignty to the federal government, and we haven't done so here."  continued

The series has been very well received since its inception in 2008, with a typical crowd of 200 people. Top notch experts have covered such topics as:  climate change and sea level rise, alternate energy initiatives, hurricane predictions and what it will take to truly save the Bay.

Blue Planet Forum's mission is to educate and engage citizens on important environmental issues facing Hampton Roads and the nation.
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