Pennsylvania has been criticized by a variety of parties for not pulling its weight in the long-term effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, but a new Baltimore Sun editorial seems to have stepped on a nerve.
David Thompson: Im a Maryland resident...but I hv hunted and fished both MD and PA. Maryland is wrong on this. The lakes and rivers I've fished in PA are far cleaner than those in MD. Some almost pristine. I fish the bay often and it is deteriorating more rapidly than before. When I was a kid we swam the bay. Wouldnt dare do so now. The biggest problem isnt the upstream farming, all though it is a concern. The amount of sewage and chemicals dumped into the bay by baltimore city and surrounding population is the overwhelming issue. Most ppl in the city dont think twice about littering. Crackdown on tje companies dumping in waterway feeders and develope a better way of processing the sewage, drastically increase rhe number of oysters(and limit harvesting) then watch the improvements to water quality. Baltimore city and Maryland are looking for a scapegoat.
B Knoebel-Swann: 6.1 million POUNDS down to 3.8 million TONS..... there are 2,000 pounds to a ton.