As Goes The Susquehanna, So Goes The Chesapeake Bay

CBF President Will Baker discusses pollution to the Chesapeake Bay from Pennsylvania. Nitrogen from agriculture in the state is increasing, and the Commonwealth is way off track to meet the water quality goals it set.

Transcript for Episode 3: As Goes The Susquehanna, So Goes The Chesapeake Bay

Upgrades to sewage treatment plants have helped improve water quality in the Chesapeake. And, each Bay state has developed a clean water blueprint outlining the steps that must be taken to reduce pollution much further, so that we can fully restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Bay. But, at least one pollutant, nitrogen from agriculture in Pennsylvania, is increasing, and the Commonwealth is way off track to meet the goals it set. That has to change. And Pennsylvania and EPA must effectively carry out their roles to make sure it does.

Photo by CBF Staff

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