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Gerald W Winegrad

36 years after first Bay Agreement, its restoration is still a pipe dream

December 9 marked the 36th anniversary of the signing of the first Bay Agreement at George Mason University in Virginia.

As a state senator serving on the Chesapeake Bay Commission, I joined 700 Bay enthusiasts as witnesses. The one-page Chesapeake Bay Agreement was signed by Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania’s governors, DC’s mayor, and the head of the U.S. Environmental...

Draft of new Bay agreement undermines, not advances, cleanup

I joined 26 other Chesapeake Bay environmental leaders calling for substantial changes in the Jan. 29 draft of the new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement that is supposed to guide Bay restoration efforts.

Our group found serious shortcomings in the draft of the first Bay agreement in 14 years, the first after the mandatory adoption of the pollution diet under the Chesapeake Bay...

Bay is quietly dying as polluters pile on the manure

The Chesapeake Bay is in serious trouble as 25 years of recovery efforts under the Bay Program are lagging. Agreed-upon water quality goals will not be met in 2001, and may be missed by a wide mark.

Maryland and Virginia's governors have recently appealed to the Bush administration to have the blue crab fishery declared a disaster. This disaster declaration could equally apply to...

Major changes in managing growth, agriculture needed to save Bay

As reported in the May Bay Journal, recent authoritative reports tell a sad tale of the Bay's health and likely failure to meet agreed upon water quality goals by 2010: "However one looked at the reports," the article stated, "the bottom line remained the same: the Chesapeake is in dismal shape." (See "No matter how one looks at it, the Bay's health fails to make the grade.")

These...

About Gerald W Winegrad

Jeremy Cox is a staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal based in Salisbury, MD. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

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