WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says drought relief aid passed by the House of Representatives comes at the expense of conservation programs.
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, says the environmental group sympathizes with ranchers suffering from the drought. But Prost says the Senate should ensure Congress passes a farm bill that provides both drought relief and continued conservation funding.READ MORE: More Violence In Fells Point: Business Owners Believe Concerns Continue To Go Unanswered
Prost says the House vote threatens jobs in the seafood and tourism industries because resources will be diverted from programs to improve water quality.READ MORE: Police: 3 Month Old Baby Dies After Being Found Unresponsive In West Baltimore Home
And that will risk progress made restoring creeks, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.MORE NEWS: 4 Teens Arrested & Charged Following A Vaping Incident On Ocean City Boardwalk
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