Water, Earth, Sky

Scott Shenk writes about the environment.

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Virginia submits amended Bay cleanup plan

Virginia sent its revised  watershed implementation plan to the Environmental Protection Agency, which is creating a mandatory “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake Bay with help from each bay state and the District of Columbia.  Virginia’s  initial version was criticized by some environnmental groups  for lacking detail about how pollution reductions would be achieved, and where the money would come from to pay for them. In a letter  dated yesterday accompanying the amended plan, Secretary of Natural Resources Douglas W. Domenech  writes “We have now crafted a good, amended plan that addresses the issues raised by the EPA and allows us to achieve pollution reductions absent  `backstops’ from EPA.”