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Posted at 1:20 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Report: More federal aid for Chesapeake

By Associated Press

A new report is calling for more federal aid for land conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The report was released Monday by the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Chesapeake Conservancy.

It notes that the six states whose waterways feed the bay met their goal this year of conserving 20 percent of the watershed, which it says was one of the few bright spots in the bay restoration effort.

A new restoration strategy in response to a presidential executive order calls for conserving an additional 2 million acres. The report's authors say that will help keep several million pounds of nitrogen a year out of the bay.

The strategy calls for a 25 percent cut in nitrogen entering the bay by 2025.

By Associated Press  | December 13, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
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We all know that a 25 percent cut in nitrogen entering the bay by 2025 is far too little and far too late.

I thought Norbert Gansler was going to be the Attorney General that saved THE BAY.

Posted by: polecatx1 | December 13, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

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