Survey: Marylanders Support Pollution Diet For Bay

BALTIMORE (AP) — A new survey finds nearly three-quarters of Marylanders think government regulation is needed to restore the Chesapeake.

Seventy-three percent said they support the new federal “pollution diet” for the bay, and 61 percent said water pollution is such a big problem it requires government regulation. Another 10 percent said it requires government regulation and voluntary action, and 49 percent said they were willing to pay a reasonable fee to deal with stormwater runoff polluting the bay.

The survey released Tuesday was conducted for the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the grant-making organization funded in part by Chesapeake Bay license plate fees. The trust says the telephone survey of 1,005 adults was conducted Dec. 20-28 and has a 3.1 percent margin of error.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • overregulated

    Lets see who gets punished by government regulation, could it be, the Eastern Shore? Remember yesterday’s article about the harbor not being safe to swim in? No regulations will be proposed about that, probably why 75% of Marylanders like the idea. Saving the bay translates into punishing the Eastern Shore. Wake up, this practice has been in place for 25 years, its time the big urban polluters become a target of Annapolis. Oh, wait, that will NEVER happen, the Dems will lose votes and kickback money.

  • James N.

    Every quarter $7.50 is added to my water bill for “Bay Restoration”. Can the government show how this money is being used to clean up the bay? Too many times, fees and taxes are diverted for other purposes.

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