Friday, March 27, 2009

J. Charles Fox Appointed Adviser: Chesapeake Bay Program

J. Charles 'Chuck' Fox, right, has been appointed to serve as a senior adviser to the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Anacostia River. His appointment was announced on March 12 by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.

Most recently, he was a senior officer for The Pew Charitable Trusts, managing its international marine conservation programs. A former federal and Maryland environmental official, Mr. Fox was assistant administrator of the EPA's water division under former president Bill Clinton and has also served as secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources from September 5, 2001 to january 15, 2003. Mr. Fox served as Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of the Environment, 1995-97, Associate Administrator, Vice President Gore Office of Reinvention, 1997-98, Assistant Administrator for Water, 1998-2001, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (special assistant, 1993; chief of staff, Office of Water, 1994-95).

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983. The Chesapeake Bay Program partners include the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the District of Columbia; the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tri-state legislative body; the Environmental Protection Agency, representing the federal government; and participating citizen advisory groups.

Center President Norris McDonald and Mr. Fox worked together at the Environmental Policy Center/Institute (now Friends of the Earth) in the early 1980's.

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