Two major lobbyists – the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Fertilizer Institute -- have some new allies in their legal fight against a plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, and environmentalists here are furious.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released the results of a poll showing strong support for clean-up efforts and little desire for delay.
With the governor’s race in full swing, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation decided to survey likely Virginia voters – to see what they want from candidates. Pollsters found more than 90 percent support the Commonwealth’s plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
A Southside Virginia city remembers the day civil rights marchers were attacked by police a half-century ago and a reminder of an invasive fish that’s threatening the Chesapeake Bay. Those are among the most clicked stories of the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s V-A News link on V-PAP-dot-org. Fred Echols reports.
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The Chesapeake Bay watershed spans six states and the District of Columbia. Within this watershed are several large cities, including Cooperstown, N.Y.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Baltimore, Md.; Washington, D.C.; and Norfolk, Richmond and Charlottesville, and the bay supports more than 2,700 species of plants and animals.