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Hogan asks U.S. Senate leaders to kill House plan to strip EPA of Chesapeake cleanup authority

Hogan asks U.S. Senate leaders to kill House plan to strip EPA of Chesapeake cleanup authority

As Washington lawmakers hash out a federal budget deal, Gov. Larry Hogan has asked U.S. Senate leaders to kill a provision in a House spending bill that would strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority in Chesapeake Bay cleanup work.

Hogan sent the request in writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer this week. He sent the letter as governor and as the current chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, a panel of the governors of six bay-watershed states and other officials.

“If it becomes law, this amendment will prohibit the use of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds for enforcement policies and...

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