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Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on support from our members of Congress for the agencies' proposal. It'll affect a lot more than your favorite crab cakes — it could save your job.

Think clean water only counts when it comes out of your tap or when you dive in at the beach? No — it means so much more. Clean water is a front-burner business issue in Maryland and elsewhere.

Consider crabbers on the Chesapeake Bay. They know that pollution hurts their bottom...