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Hogan allows development that pollutes the Bay

Video of the harmful algal bloom in the York River, a major tributary of Chesapeake Bay. Samples collected and video footage captured by professor Kim Reece of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, VIMS lab specialist Bill Jones, and colleagues in the Marine and Aquaculture Molecular Genetics lab at VIMS on August 30, 2012.

The recent disclosure that the massive Four Seasons project on Kent Island is polluting nearby marshes and waters that feed into the Chesapeake Bay proves that previous state administrations were correct in withholding approval of this project (“Long-scrutinized Four Seasons at Kent Island project facing penalties for pollution,” Feb. 23). The Hogan administration's willingness to let it proceed illustrates what they have in common with the Trump administration: rule in favor of business at the expense of other considerations like the environment.

Given the years-long and ongoing effort to clean up the bay, Maryland needs to return to the type of administration that will be willing to say no to water-polluting projects, as well as to those that cut down old forests which filter the ground water that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.

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Page Campbell, Towson

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