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Commissioners Challenge State’s Plan For Cleaning Up Bay

November 12th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners agreed last week to join a number of other Maryland counties in challenging the state’s plan for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. Lawyers who already represent Dorchester County made a presentation last month to the commissioners. Members of Funk & Bolton offered the presentation on environmental policy and regulation issues, and take a very different view of bay cleanup efforts than does Gov. Martin O’Malley. They say the governor’s plan will see counties such as Allegany required to commit a great deal of financial resources, while seeing little effect.
Charles “Chip” MacLeod said the firm’s aim is not to engage in litigation versus the state, but to advocate and “shift the debate” to address the real issues facing the bay and, in the process, help out rural counties start “pushing back”. County Administrator David Eberly said the cost to Allegany County to join in the effort will be $25,000…

One Response to “Commissioners Challenge State’s Plan For Cleaning Up Bay”

  1. November 12, 2012 at 7:41 am, Linmarie said:

    I think it is time to realize that we belong to the same planet.There is a world beyond the mountains. That everything we do here in Allegany County not only could change the bay, but the oceans. We are after all upstream.It is time to think planet not county and realize we are all connected.


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