Legislators Need to Put the Money Where the Boots Are
November 7, 2019
By BILL CHAIN
For the Bay Journal News Service
Pennsylvania’s final watershed implementation plan to clean up the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and meet its commitments under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025 is under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Let’s be clear: The plan is inadequate in many ways. It doesn’t cut nitrogen pollution nearly enough, and there is a significant funding gap that legislators have not identified ways to fill.
But for those who rightly worry about the state’s ability to meet its pollution reduction goal...