Milestone Progress Reports
in millions of pounds per year
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All of the Bay states agreed to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup plans by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025. To track progress, New York and the other states agreed to establish interim, two-year cleanup goals called milestones, and to publicly report progress toward achieving them beginning in 2011. The two-year milestones and progress reports are a critical tool to hold the states publicly accountable.
How Much Progress Has New York Made?
What Obstacles Does the Cleanup Face?
Apathy, anti-Bay legislation, lawsuits, and a bad economy all threaten to derail the state-federal Bay cleanup. Yet most experts consider this the Chesapeake Bay's best, and perhaps last, chance for real restoration. The problems have been identified; we have the know-how and tools to fix them; and the benefits of a restored Chesapeake Bay manifestly outweigh cleanup costs. If we work together to make the pollution limits work, many scientists believe the Bay will reach a tipping point when improvements outpace pollution and the Bay rebounds exponentially.
Developing New York's Watershed Implementation Plan
New York's Final Phase II WIP was delivered to EPA January 7, 2013.
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