01/05/2011 - As expected, the trumpets sounded loudly at the close of 2010 as the federal government finally issued its long-awaited "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay.
Shawn Garvin, the regional administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency, called it a "historic moment in the history and future of the Chesapeake Bay" and "by far the most comprehensive and rigorous road map to restoration that we've ever had, not just in the Chesapeake Bay, but nationally."
"Bay restoration is within reach," said Gov. Martin O'Malley. "This plan provides the road map to get us there."
Read the editorial Bay Pollution Plan, Like All 'Diets,' Requires Willpower on The Capital's Web site.