The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to hold public meetings in the six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to discuss upcoming pollution limits.
The EPA says the limits, called the Total Maximum Daily Load, are a strict "pollution diet'' designed to restore the bay. The mandatory restrictions for the 64 thousand square mile watershed are scheduled to be completed by December of next year. The federal agency says the daily loads will establish the pollution cuts necessary for meeting bay clean water standards.
The first round of public meetings on the initiative will be held throughout the watershed beginning next week. The hearings will be held in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and New York through December.
Natalie Neumann has the details...