Busch, O'Malley Pledge to Revive the Bay

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch said the restoration of native oysters would be a top environmental priority this year. Besides more money for oyster restoration, lawmakers pledged to join other states in requiring cleaner emissions from new cars, and would consider ways to encourage renewable sources of energy.

"With the Chesapeake Bay's very survival imperiled by poorly planned sprawl and a multitude of other manmade ills -- from stormwater runoff to broken sewer systems -- we have a possibility of rescuing this natural jewel," O'Malley said. O'Malley's choice to lead the state environmental agency, Shari T. Wilson, also reaffirmed that the administration would usher in a "BayStat" program to monitor water quality and instill accountability.

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