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EPA unveils ‘historical’ plan to restore bay

RICHMOND, Va. — The Environmental Protection Agency outlined a plan Wednesday to restore the Chesapeake Bay, calling the 64,000-square-mile water pollution control project the largest ever undertaken in the United States. The restoration plan involves individual agreements with six states ...

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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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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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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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