Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts got a tentative boost Monday when a Senate subcommittee recommended fully funding a regional partnership devoted to restoring the polluted estuary.It will be interesting to see who wins, the House or Senate. As much as I want the Bay clean, I think a lot of the Bay Program money is shifted to friends and allies of the regulators, and that it could be better spent. A good scare might do them good.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies wants the Chesapeake Bay Program to get $73 million in the fiscal year 2018 federal budget, the same as in previous years.
This contrasts sharply with the House budget proposal, which would slash CBP funding to $60 million, and with the Trump administration, which wants to completely de-fund the program.
One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Senate Proposes Full Funding for Bay Program
Senate subcommittee votes for full funding for Chesapeake Bay Program
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