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Chesapeake Bay: EPA Considers Plans For Restoration

by Paul Weamer   |  February 24th, 2012 2

As long as the Susquehanna remains sick (see my last blog), it is hard to imagine a clean, healthy Chesapeake Bay.

From: February 18, 2012|By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

Highlights from the article:

Federal regulators have given mostly high marks to the latest Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan drafted by Maryland but found fault with Pennsylvania’s and Virginia’s restoration blueprints.

Maryland and the other five states that drain into the Chesapeake have been working with the agency for the past three years on a “pollution diet” aimed at reducing nutrient and sediment pollution fouling the bay by 20 percent to 25 percent. The states are required to have all control measures needed to restore the bay in place by 2025.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-02-18/news/bs-gr-epa-grades-20120217_1_chesapeake-bay-cleanup-cleanup-plan-jeff-corbin

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