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Oil and Chemical Spills

Bay is threatened by gas and oil exploration

Bay is threatened by gas and oil exploration

The health of the Chesapeake Bay is declining for the first time in a decade. This news is especially dire as the bay faces a new threat: the Trump administration’s offshore oil drilling plan (“Maryland leading challenge to Trump administration’s decision allowing seismic testing off Atlantic coast,” Dec. 20). We’re awaiting the next draft of the plan and it’s quite likely it will open the southeast Atlantic to offshore drilling for the the first time in decades.

Maryland is included in the current oil and gas leasing plan and oil and gas exploration...