Environmental Group Says Not Enough Being Spent by Maryland to Clean Up Bay

Mar 14, 2012


            An environmental group says there is not enough money being spent to fund Maryland’s bay restoration plan.

            The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost said that while the state is halfway to its bay restoration goals lawmakers must come up with more money and make policy changes.

            Otherwise, he adds, the job will not get done as promised.

            Among the measures needed is funding for upgrading sewage treatment plants…and storm water systems.

            In addition, Prost said more must be done to manage pollution from sprawl development.

            The environmental group raised the concerns in formal comments on the second phase of the state’s restoration strategy.

            The Foundation has sued the Environmental Protection Agency over the slow pace of the restoration effort that had been led by the states.