Bay Restoration

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9:07 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Region's Governors Meet on Cleaning Up the Bay

Chesapeake Bay
Credit 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.

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Local News
9:42 am
Tue April 29, 2014

MD Joins Legal Support of Federal Bay Clean Up Plan

Chesapeake Bay
Credit 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.

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9:14 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Big Grant Money for Educating Children on Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Teaching Children About the Bay
Credit 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:

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7:58 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Virginia Loses Federal Bay Restoration Funds

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.

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