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New Report Shows States Fall Short Of Bay Clean-Up Goals

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47 ABC - A new report shows that so far, Maryland and Delaware are making strides towards reducing bay pollution, but both reportedly fell short of meeting their initial goals.

A report by environmentalists with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Choose Clean Water Coalition reportedly found that Maryland exceeded five of their seven goals in topics like animal waste management systems, forest buffers, grass buffers, urban and suburban polluted runoff management, urban forest buffers and improving pollution from septic systems. However, the state reportedly missed the mark on common-sense tools such as planting trees.

In Delaware, the findings were slightly worse, with the state reportedly falling short of three goals, which included waste management systems, grass buffers, and wastewater treatment upgrades. Officials say the state did meet or exceed the goals for wetland restoration, cover crops, urban tree planting, and acres of bioretention.

For the full report, visit the Chesapeake Bay website.

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