Bay Restoration

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is hosting the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council.

The council is meeting Monday in Annapolis. The council is scheduled to sign an agreement to update a 14-year-old plan to guide restoration and conservation in the bay's six-state watershed.

Among the issues the plan covers is how the states and the federal government will address the impact of climate change on the nation's largest estuary.

A meeting is scheduled in the statehouse. That will be followed by a news conference at the Annapolis City Dock.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration's plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It's seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general.

The case before a federal court in Philadelphia asks whether the EPA went too far in negotiating a 2010 agreement that sets pollution limits on the nation's largest estuary.

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Maryland children will be getting an education about restoring the Chesapeake Bay under a series of grants by the Chesapeake Bay Trust totaling $1.8 million for communities, schools and non-profits. Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns reports:

Chesapeake Bay, 123rf,com

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Virginia is losing federal aid for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects because regulators aren't satisfied with the state's efforts to address storm water pollution.

The Virginian-Pilot  says the Environmental Protection Agency notified the state late last month that it is withholding $1.2 million in grant money. Virginia was supposed to receive more than $2.4 million this year.