Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster) was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission for 2011.
Sen. Brubaker served as Vice Chairman of the Commission in 2009 and 2010 and has played an active role working with state and federal environmental officials, legislators and business owners within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to meet federal pollution reduction goals.
"It is a great honor to be selected to serve in a leadership role on the Chesapeake Bay Commission in 2011," Sen. Brubaker said. "Meeting the pollution reduction goals set by the federal government will require a great deal of dialogue and cooperation among all interested parties, and I look forward to continuing to work with all of the stakeholders in this process to protect this precious natural resource."
"Clean water is our shared obligation to the Bay watershed's 17 million residents and countless communities," said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. "I am pleased to have Senator Brubaker's continued leadership as Chair in our strong partnership with the jurisdictions and all stakeholders as we move forward toward realizing our common commitment to restoring clean water and a healthy Bay."
The Chesapeake Bay Commission is a legislative body created in 1980 to advise members of the General Assemblies of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania on issues concerning the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.