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Does Maryland have the political will to restore the bay?
Does Maryland have the political will to restore the bay?

On Oct. 4, Jay Sadowski, an avid fisherman and hunter, died of leukemia at age 59. The cancer was discovered while he was being treated for a flesh-eating infection he contracted while fishing in the South River near where Gov. Larry Hogan lives. The infection ravaged his body even before the cancer could. Other people around the bay also have contracted these infections (see their stories and Jay's here: mdstormwater.org). But Jay's death stands out as a tragedy of the commons, a reflection on the poor health of the bay and the inability of policy makers to make the tough decisions necessary to restore this great estuary. Besides human health risks, the failure to restore...

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