Thursday, February 4, 2010

SB513 is in the Senate Education, Health & Environmental Committee.  Please contact the committee members to let them know how you feel about this legislation.  Remember, Type I and Type II Marine Sanitation Devices do a much better job of treating waste than municipal waste treatment plants.  The AG's office tries to focus on nutrient output from these devices, but the EPA never required Type I or Type II to do anything with nutrients.  And the facts are that of all the Type I and Type II devices on use in the Chesapeake (somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000), the nutrient output of all devices combined is less than a fraction of 1% of the annual nutrient load to the Bay.  I repeat, a FRACTION of 1%!

Senate Education, Health & Environmental Committee members (note: some are *sponsors!):

*Joan Carter-Conway - 3145# -
Roy P. Dyson - 3673# -
Richard F. Colburn - 3590# -
*David C. Harrington - 3745# -
Andrew P. Harris - 3706# -
*Mike Lenett - 3151# -
*Paul G Pinsky 3155# -
Edward R. Reilly - 3568# -
James C. Rosapepe - 3141# -

(To contact by telephone, enter the extensions above after 1-800-492-7122, followed by the # sign)

You may also use this tool to easily e-mail all members of the committee (although phone calls are also recommended):

Follow the instructions to click the first Senator's name, then shift-click the last name to select all of them.

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