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Allegany County Standing Up To O’Malley Administration Over Bay Restoration

November 13th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's counties and cities say they will need to spend billions of dollars to take the extra steps needed to restore the Chesapeake Bay to health by 2020, the deadline the state gave them for action. As a result, Allegany County has agreed to join Dorchester County and others in an effort to change public policy. The goal is to demonstrate to the O’Malley administration that  cash strapped counties and municipalities shouldn’t be forced to pay millions to upgrade wastewater treatment plants when the impact of those improvements in keeping the Bay clean are minimal at best. Governor Martin O'Malley has pledged that Maryland will show its leadership in the regional restoration effort by completing its plan five years earlier than other states. While EPA heads recently decided to back off the early deadline the state had set, the Governor insists it's no relaxation of the overall cleanup effort…

One Response to “Allegany County Standing Up To O’Malley Administration Over Bay Restoration”

  1. November 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm, Linmarie said:

    I just received my water bill from Allegany County. I noticed that the Bay Restoration Fee went up from $7.50 to $15.00. So, if I am donating to the Restoration of the Bay then I should be able to deduct it from my taxes! Would Gov. O’Malley like to respond to that thought please?


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