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Bay signs are encouraging, but improvement is slow

RICHMOND, Va. — The Chesapeake Bay is showing encouraging signs of improvement but remains afflicted with dead zones, fish kills and pollution, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Tuesday in its State of the Bay Report. The report notes improvements since ...

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Federal aid sought for Chesapeake land conservation

More federal aid is needed to conserve an additional 2 million acres called for under a new federally led Chesapeake Bay restoration effort, according to a new report. The review describes conservation easements on land in the watershed as one ...

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Maryland’s bay pollution reduction plan more aggressive than goal

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland has submitted its final “pollution diet” plan, which details how the state will achieve Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals five years earlier than mandated by the federal government. The state’s plan aims to reduce nitrogen by 21 ...

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauds Obama drilling decision

ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says President Barack Obama made the right decision in not pursuing offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or along the East Coast. The foundation says an oil spill could devastate the Chesapeake ...

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Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay restoration plan gets tepid response

Virginia’s latest plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay received a tepid response Tuesday from environmentalists, who said it leans too heavily on voluntary efforts and federal funding to get the job done. The 133-page plan, submitted Monday to the Environmental ...

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Virginia’s bay plan is headed to the EPA

RICHMOND — A revised Virginia plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay is headed to the federal government by month’s end despite mixed reviews of whether it improves on the first proposal that was universally panned by environmentalists. A group of ...

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