Baltimore Sun Editorial: Conowingo deal: helpful, but disappointing

Baltimore Sun Editorial: Conowingo deal: helpful, but disappointing, October 31, 2019

The Baltimore Sun editorial picks up several of our concerns on the Conowingo Dam settlement: not enough funds invested over a 50-year license period; funds will be placed on the Clean Water Fund that is not a “locked box”; and the settlement is not enforceable because terms are not in 50-year federal (FERC) license.

“As Waterkeepers Chesapeake Executive Director Betsy Nicholas, also a critic of the deal, recently pointed out, about 78 percent of the Clean Water Fund went to salaries and wages as of Fiscal 2017.”