EPA unveils a new plan to save Chesapeake Bay. First they promised to fix it by 2000, then by 2010. I was here. I remember. To date progress has been minimal. As noted here previously, CBF upgraded the Bay from a D to D+ a couple days ago (coincidence?) largely due to more crabs.
Do we really think the EPA has enough political will or clout to force Baltimore and other aging municipalities to deal with their sewage problems, and farmers to deal with their nutrient and sediment problems, or will they try to solve the whole problem by de-industrializing the United States via carbon emission caps?