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Timothy B. Wheeler & Jeremy Cox

MD, VA mulling options to halt decline in striped bass population

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Anglers who live for hooking a feisty striped bass are going to have fewer chances to do it in 2020 — and probably for at least a year or two afterward.

Prompted by a scientific finding that the East Coast’s most prized finfish are in trouble, Maryland, Virginia and the Potomac River are all moving to adopt new catch restrictions aimed at stemming the species’ decline.

But many...

Exelon agrees to $200 million settlement for impact of Conowingo Dam

The owner of Conowingo Dam has struck a deal with Maryland to resolve a dispute over the hydropower facility’s role in polluting the Chesapeake Bay and how much, if any, it should be required to pay to help with the cleanup.

In a settlement announced Tuesday, Exelon Generation Co. has agreed to spend more than $200 million over the next 50 years on projects intended to rebuild...

About Timothy B. Wheeler & Jeremy Cox

Timothy B. Wheeler is the Bay Journal's associate editor and senior writer. He has more than two decades of experience covering the environment for The Baltimore Sun and other media outlets. Jeremy Cox is a staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal based in Salisbury, MD.


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