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The Debate: Chesapeake Bay Getting Healthier But New Gains Face Funding Cuts, Policy Challenges

The Debate: Chesapeake Bay Getting Healthier But New Gains Face Funding Cuts, Po

Author: 

Nick DiPasquale - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chesapeake Bay Program (2011-17), Dena Leibman - Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Ben Grumbles - Maryland Department of the Environment, Cindy Adams Dunn - Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Verna Harrison - Verna Harrison, LLC, Jon Mueller - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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The Debate

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35

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2

THE DEBATE ❧ EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program has produced impressive results. The bay states’ ambitious Clean Water Blueprint survived a legal challenge, and federal, state, and local governments have achieved impressive pollution reductions. But as the states ramp up their efforts, there is a standoff in Washington about funding.