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Maryland isn’t set to reach watershed restoration goals by 2025

October 8th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation shows that the state is not on track to meet its watershed restoration goals for 2025. The assessment found Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania are behind in addressing stormwater and agriculture pollution.

The report did show Maryland is on track when it comes to getting nitrogen levels under control. It took several issues into account, including systematic problems and failures at the Backwater treatment plant in Dundalk. Now, officials plan to meet next week to consider a new timeline for the pollution agreement. Only West Virginia and Washington, D.C., were on track to meet pollution reduction goals