Gov. Hogan talks improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay

MARYLAND – Wednesday’s hot weather wasn’t the best for the Chesapeake Bay.

High temperatures can help form a dead zone in the Bay, and that’s bad news for wildlife.

Governor Larry Hogan says he has been doing all he can to help clean up the bay. He says the bay is the cleanest it’s been in years, but he wants to keep that going.

Just recently, the Governor, along with others, approved more than $2 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality in the bay. Despite their best efforts, the state needs the help of the federal government.

Governor Larry Hogan said, “We’ve been fighting for federal funding but we can’t change the fact that it’s a hot summer and that is going to impact some of these dead zones.”

The Governor says he hopes to find a long term solution for improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

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