Maryland Matters: Report: Md. Not Doing Enough to Reduce Stormwater Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay

Report: Md. Not Doing Enough to Reduce Stormwater Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth She, August 18, 2020

Maryland engages in credit trading, which means officials are “moving pollution from one area to another” — such as focusing on agricultural runoff rather than stormwater runoff, Betsy Nicholas, executive director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, said at Monday’s news conference.

This suggests that pollution remains concentrated in urban centers like Baltimore City while rural areas get cleaner, Nicholas said. Reducing agricultural runoff is important, but it should not be done at the expense of cleaning urban waterways, she said.