Feds Unveil Plan To Save Chesapeake Bay

Law360, New York (November 9, 2009, 5:10 PM EST) -- The Obama administration has unveiled plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay by instituting new pollution controls that will hold the watershed states accountable for failing to reduce the runoff that has long choked the nation’s largest estuary.

Noting decades of failed initiatives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the draft strategy Monday that would enhance regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act and impose rigorous two-year milestones in order to clean up the Chesapeake Bay by 2025.

On May 12, President Barack Obama issued an executive...
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