American Rivers puts Potomac, 'nation's river,' at top of its annual "most endangered" waters list, saying it's threatened by urban and farm pollution, and by threatened cutbacks in federal funding and regulations
The O'Malley administration proposed a new regulation Friday that would require builders of new homes on septic systems through most of the state to use the most modern technology available to reduce water pollution
The facility would be built on a residentially-zoned, partially wooded 16-acre tract known as the Ely Property, located on the south side of Oklahoma Road not far from the Oklahoma-Bennett intersection.
The editorial rightly noted that reducing agricultural pollution is especially efficient, but again implied these efforts weren't receiving much federal and state support. In fact, considerable funding goes to this effort.
Blue Water Baltimore and the Jewish organization The Associated team up to rip up half of the asphalt parking lot of Bolton Street Synagogue and make it part of the Stony Run trail, to reduce storm water runoff into the stream and the Chesapeake Bay. It's a pilot project The Associated hopes will spread to other synagogues and Jewish institutions in the Baltimore area.
Nearly all of the toxic pollutants in Maryland's waterways come from the watershed that enters the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, according to a report released Thursday by an environmental watchdog group.
It's certainly nice that Havre de Grace has the opportunity to secure as much as $750,000 for a Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, but make no mistake about it, at this moment in the bay's history, such programs will, at best, have a limited impact on the waterway's overall health.