Advocates seek Hogan administration to do more to clean up Chesapeake Bay

“Unfortunately, our water-quality monitoring data in Baltimore … has been showing us that we’re really seeing a decline in overall water health as we move forward, and so not only are we not going to meet that deadline, we need to double down on our clean water efforts if we have a chance turning this thing around,” said Blue Water Baltimore’s harbor waterkeeper, Alice Volpitta.

Betsy Nicholas, executive director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, said they are calling on the state to “(hold) polluters accountable, using the full powers of the state agencies, like Maryland Department of the Environment, to bring those enforcement actions and really recoup the costs of cleaning up that pollution.”