After decades of effort, the voluntary, collaborative approach to restoring the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay— the largest estuary in the United States—has not worked and, in fact, is failing. A diverse group of 57 senior scientists and policymakers have joined forces to save the Bay. This is our plan.

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards is co-Director of Food & Water Justice, a project of Food & Water Watch, where he works to implement legal advocacy strategies for all of F&WW’s campaigns, including fracking, industrial agriculture, water privatization and fish farming. Prior to forming the FWJ project, Scott spent 11 years at Waterkeeper Alliance, most recently as its Director of Advocacy.While at Waterkeeper, Scott headed up the legal battle to stop the U.S. Navy from bombing the island of Vieques, off Puerto Rico, brought suits under Canadian law against U.S. coal-fired power plants and worked to force changes to the extremely harmful impacts of unsustainable factory farming practices. He is currently involved in a groundbreaking lawsuit to force big poultry integrators to take responsibility for the billions of pounds of waste generated by their meat production systems.