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Virginians back Bay cleanup, want feds to stick with it, poll finds

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Virginians strongly support the multi-state effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and oppose efforts to roll back federal clean air and water laws, according to a new survey.

The poll of registered voters also found that people see the state’s environment getting better, overall. They graded its overall environmental health at a “B,” the highest mark given since the question was first asked in a 1997 survey, when the state’s environment rated a “C.”

 

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Activists lobby Congress for Bay funding

Environmental activists from throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed converged Wednesday on the District of Columbia to urge Congress to reject the Trump administration’s bid to slash federal funding for the Bay restoration effort....

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About Politics + Policy

Managing the Chesapeake Bay requires sound policies that reduce pollution and protect ecosystems within it’s 64,000-square-mile watershed. Those policies — often expensive — not only need to be scientifically sound, but must be defensible in the political process at the national, state and local levels. A robust debate is often part of that process. Ultimately, the success of efforts to protect the region’s environment require both sound policy making and political support.

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