Sediments behind the Conowingo dam threatening bay restoration efforts must be dealt with sooner rather than later, and Exelon should be part of the solution as part of the relicensing of its hydro-electric power plant, a Maryland natural resources official said Tuesday.
The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved slightly last year with underwater grasses the only area suffering a setback, according to an assessment released Wednesday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation that sounded cautious optimism for a decades old effort now under tougher federal guidance.
The impact on poor communities of cutting Chesapeake Bay pollution through credit trading is being questioned.
If you have ever wondered where the crab meat used in restaurants comes from, Maryland state officials have an answer.
Forecasters says this hurricane season could be less active than last and that has environmentalists and researchers hopeful the Chesapeake will avoid a repeat of heavy rains that dumped pollution into the bay last year.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is defending the model used by the Environmental Protection Agency to create the federal agency’s restoration strategy for the bay.
Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions.
Maryland’s ghost pot retrieval program starts again next month. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says increasing fees on water use and limiting where developers can put new septic systems are essential to preserving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is seeking summary judgment in its suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy.
Long blamed for many of the ills facing the Chesapeake Bay, farmers find themselves straddling both sides of proposals to deal with another source of pollution: septic tanks in housing developments.
Maryland environmental officials are backing off plans to meet Chesapeake Bay restoration goals five years ahead of other states in the bay watershed.