Consequences for Cleanup: EPA Gets Serious about Weak Watershed Improvement PlansFaculty Scholarship
Document TypeWorking Paper
- Chesapeake Bay,
- interstate agreements,
- stormwater management
AbstractIn 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 CitationCenter for Progressive Reform Issue Alert no. 1405, July 2014.
Citation InformationCenter for Progressive Reform Issue Alert no. 1405, July 2014.