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

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 ...
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Baltimore Sun: New report faults Maryland for failing to plan for stormwater pollution in Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore Sun: New report faults Maryland for failing to plan for stormwater pollution in Chesapeake Bay

New report faults Maryland for failing to plan for stormwater pollution in Chesapeake Bay, Hallie Miller, August 17, 2020 Betsy Nicholas, executive director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, a water advocacy organization, said Virginia, which borders the Bay along with Maryland, has been moving in a better direction than its neighbors. She said development permits in Maryland and Pennsylvania contain outdated language that do little to account ...
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Bay Journal: Mercury widespread in Chesapeake Bay headwaters fish

Bay Journal: Mercury widespread in Chesapeake Bay headwaters fish

Mercury widespread in Chesapeake Bay headwaters fish, Bay Journal, Jeremy Cox, June 30, 2020 Because methylmercury levels intensify with each step up the food chain, the USGS scientists found the highest amounts in larger fish, including some of the region’s most prized sportfish. Striped bass, a gamefish popular on restaurant menus, had the most mercury in its meat of the 32 fish tracked in the ...
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Opinion: Bipartisan Emergency Bill Would Halt Bad Deal on Conowingo

Opinion: Bipartisan Emergency Bill Would Halt Bad Deal on Conowingo

Op Ed posted in Maryland Matters, March 12, 2020 The State of Maryland has a powerful and binding tool to help improve water quality and the health of the Chesapeake Bay for the next 50 years sitting right in front of it, but inexplicably, the state has decided not to use it. If you are baffled by this shortsighted decision from our “champion of the ...
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Press Statement: Lawmakers, Watermen, and Advocates Support Legislation to Stop Maryland's Conowingo Dam Settlement with Exelon

Press Statement: Lawmakers, Watermen, and Advocates Support Legislation to Stop Maryland’s Conowingo Dam Settlement with Exelon

Bipartisan legislation would prevent Md. Dept of Environment from waiving Water Quality Certifications, including for proposed Conowingo Dam license renewal (Annapolis, MD) –Maryland watermen and clean water advocates joined Republican and Democratic lawmakers to call for the passage of legislation that would prevent Maryland from waiving a Water Quality Certification for the Conowingo Dam federal license, as the Maryland Department of the Environment has proposed ...
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