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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Bay health gained slightly in 2016, assessment finds

The Chesapeake Bay’s ecological health improved slightly last year, according to a new assessment, with three of the estuary’s key fish populations in their best shape in decades.

For the fifth straight year, the Bay’s condition in 2016 earned a C grade on the annual report card produced by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The overall score — combining measures of water quality, habitat and fish abundance — ticked upward to 54 percent, a 1 percent gain over 2015.

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-MD, and officials from Maryland and the Environmental Protection Agency turned out for a press conference in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to celebrate the Bay's progress, while cautioning that much more needs to be done.

"It gives us all who didn't start out getting good grades hope," Cardin said.



JoeAlbero said...

Only a LIBERAL would say that a grade BELOW 55 is a "C" average. This is a SCAM to try to get Trump and Hogan to feed these jackasses more money.

Anonymous said...

The only jackasses are the ones who don't value the multi-state efforts to preserve and improve conditions of this incredible national treasure. Always criticizing. Never contributing.

Anonymous said...

They have to keep the bay in "crises" so they can keep money flowing.

Anonymous said...

The Bay is very healthy and should be given an A but then the Chesapeake Bay Foundation would lose millions and liberal democrats would lose funding and a another false premise for relevancy.Thank God Trump is cutting these chicken littles off! The tax payers are tired of paying for this crap

Anonymous said...

I'll just keep dumping my used tractor oil and sewage in the wicomico like we have always done. Ain't no problem. The solution to pollution is dilution.