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Md. leaders must stand up for the bay
Md. leaders must stand up for the bay

As an out-of-state University of Maryland student, family and friends back home like to ask if I've tried crabs or oysters, foods that come from the Chesapeake Bay. Despite the bay's iconic status in the state, it remains far too polluted, marine life continues to decline, and we have even seen dirty water take a toll on human life. We should be doing everything we can to protect the bay, but Gov. Larry Hogan has recently repealed rules to control phosphorus run-off from agriculture, which contributes to 59 percent of the sediment pollution in the bay ("Does Maryland have the political will to restore the bay?" Jan. 27). These aren't the only threats the bay is...

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