Chesapeake Bay pollution spikes because of wet winter

The region's soggy winter is causing an overload of pollution and sediments in the already heavily affected Chesapeake Bay, the Washington Post reports.


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says that this winter's amounts of rain and snow runoff are causing lower-than-normal water clarity and quality.

This assessment comes only days after Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell once again slammed the Environmental Protection Agency over their plan to clean up the Chesapeake.

McDonnell has long said that the EPA doesn't work closely enough with the states within the bay's watershed.

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