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Report card: Chesapeake Bay health grade drops to C-minus

May. 19, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The health of the nation's largest estuary dropped from a C to a C-minus last year in an annual report card released Tuesday on the Chesapeake Bay. That is the lowest score and first C-minus since 2011. While several indicators of the bay's health improved last year, the report found...

Maryland, Virginia, D.C. intend to sue EPA on bay pollution

May. 18, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to require two other states to implement plans to cut pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, officials said Monday. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the...