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chesapeake bay, 123rf.com

Somerset County Commissioners say they will look at whether they want to join a coalition to challenge Maryland’s $14.4 billion plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Chip MacLeod is an attorney with Funk and Bolton hired by Dorchester County to get other counties to become part of the TMDL Coalition to fight the plan.

He presented their case claiming that many of the bay’s problems result from sediment and spills from the reservoirs behind the Conowingo Dam.

Counties have expressed concerned over the price tag of the plan.