Implications Of Chesapeake's Water Improvement Program

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT) -- Over the last several years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, states and environmental activists have focused their sights on stormwater and agricultural discharges as major contributors to water quality impairments. The increased regulatory scrutiny of these activities has led to stricter and more costly controls for the agricultural and construction sectors, and these requirements only promise to become even more restrictive in the future. The massive program to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay is a perfect microcosm of this activity and provides insight into...
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