Rusty Dennen writes about the environment and the great outdoors.
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.”