Anti-sprawl efforts in Maryland help curb nutrient runoff to Chesapeake by limiting the spread of developments with septic systems; Charles County farmers find fault with limitations (Washington Post).
Maryland Director of Natural Resources Secretary’s confirmation held up (Baltimore Sun).
PA Governor Corbett encouraged to include clean water investments in budget plan that will target stormwater runoff (Public News Service).
Chesapeake Bay cleanup threatened by agricultural lobbyist groups, attorneys general from states outside of Bay watershed over fears that EPA rulings in Bay cleanup efforts could be applied to the Mississippi River Basin and beyond (Washington Post).
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation responded to efforts to derail the Bay clean up (see above link) in a press statement released Tuesday. (CBF Press Statement).