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EPA’s senior Chesapeake Bay adviser leaving post

ANNAPOLIS — Chuck Fox, the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s senior Chesapeake Bay adviser, is leaving the position to join a new ocean conservation effort.

Fox announced Tuesday that he would be leaving the post he has held for the past two years to join the effort being started by groups including the Oak Foundation and Planet Heritage Foundation. Fox, who had previously served as Maryland’s Secretary of Natural Resources, said the initiative will support results-oriented projects while expanding philanthropic investments in ocean protection.

Fox is leaving as the EPA is finalizing its “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake that will toughen pollution limits for the six-state watershed. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says Fox brought unparalleled knowledge to bay restoration and his work has been central to progress made over the past two years.

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  1. The Oyster Company of Virginia sends its best wishes to Chuck Fox on his continued journey. We appreciated his comments to OCVA as our mission is to help sustain the return of the native Virginia oyster for the health of the Bay and the oyster industry using the Virginia waterman as part of the solution.

    For more information go to http://www.oysterva.com

    Tolar Nolley