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Chesapeake Supporters Eye Federal Budget Battle

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chesapeake Bay supporters are keeping a close eye on budget negotiations in Washington.

Republican riders attached to a House-passed government funding bill include language blocking the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

President Barack Obama said Friday that Democrats and Republicans in Congress are near agreement on billions of dollars in spending cuts in a budget compromise to avoid shutting down the government next week. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed that any compromise won’t include GOP proposals blocking the EPA from enforcing new rules on greenhouse gases or regulations on a host of other issues.

The EPA’s Chesapeake restoration plan is being met by resistance from agricultural interests and others concerned about its costs and impact on the economy.

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

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  1. Doug says:

    The Chesapeake is the jewel of Maryland.
    And one of the greatest places to boat on earth.
    Cherish her.
    Teach your children well

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    I GUESS WHEN WASHINGTON D. C. STARTS TO GET A WHIFF OF THE BAY SMELLING LIKE A SH@@ HOUSE OVERFLOWED THEN MAYBE THEY WILL DO SOMETHING EXCEPT CLOSE THEIR WINDOWS AND THROW ON THE AIR CONDITIONER.

  3. Herman Glimsher says:

    TAKE THE MONEY THEY WASTED ON THE INTER-COUNTY CONNECTOR AND THE MONEY OBAMA WANTS TO WASTE CONSTRUCTING HIGH-SPEED RAIL LINES AND USE THAT FOR THE BAY……………..CERTAINLY A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF THAT MONEY!!!!

  4. ratm says:

    once the bay gets too bad,there is no going back. they cant wait. i spent lots of time out there with my dad and grandfather. i want to do the same with my kids and grandkids. that is if we dont blow the world up first.

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