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Unpublished Paper
Consequences for Cleanup: EPA Gets Serious about Weak Watershed Improvement Plans
Faculty Scholarship
  • Rena I. Steinzor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Anne Havemann
Document Type
Working Paper
Publication Date
7-1-2014
Keywords
  • Chesapeake Bay,
  • interstate agreements,
  • pollution,
  • stormwater management
Abstract
In a landmark series of reports issued on June 26, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put the seven jurisdictions that pollute the Chesapeake Bay on notice that their plans for reducing nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment fall short of where they must be to make cleanup by 2025 a reality. By EPA’s reckoning, Pennsylvania and Delaware were furthest off the mark, but Maryland, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia face EPA action if they fail to substantially improve their plans. Of the seven jurisdictions, only Washington, D.C. escaped serious criticism.
Publication Citation
Center for Progressive Reform Issue Alert no. 1405, July 2014.
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Citation Information
Center for Progressive Reform Issue Alert no. 1405, July 2014.