Editorial: Failing the Bay, Balking at Cleanup

Publication: The Virginian-Pilot

Author: The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board

03/10/2011 - No one on Earth would benefit more from a clean Chesapeake Bay than the people of Hampton Roads.

Many of us make our living - and play - on or near the water. Businesses do the same and depend on the trade of locals and the dollars of visitors. Governments rely on all that - and the value of waterfront real estate - for the revenues that pay for schools and cops and firefighters.

So why would governments and businesses in Hampton Roads actively consider fighting to keep the Bay polluted? Why would anyone work to oppose Environmental Protection Agency efforts to actually protect the environment?

Read the full editorial Failing the Bay, Balking at Cleanup on The Virginian-Pilot's Web site.

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