Waterkeepers Chesapeake: Riverkeepers sue EPA over delisted rivers

The removal of the “impaired” designation for the 53 river segments in 17 Maryland counties, including on the Eastern Shore, and Baltimore City effectively gives the rivers the same Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution diet as the main stem of the Chesapeake Bay.

“Pollution doesn’t just originate in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay,” Waterkeepers Chesapeake Executive Director Elizabeth Nicholas said. “We have to look at all of the smaller creeks and streams that are suffering impaired water quality throughout the watershed.”

READ MORE: StarDem.com, March 9, 2016