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Environmental Groups Assail Cut To Bay Cleanup Plan

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What's known as the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan, is an attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration to control the amount of pollution that enters the Chesapeake Bay. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has introduced a measure to end all funding for the program.

A host of more than 40 environmental groups, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the National Wildlife Fund, are assailing the congressman's proposal, saying it endangers clean water and would set back Bay cleanup efforts by years.

The TMDL plan is the most forceful step taken in 25 years of failed efforts to clean up the Bay, but it's earned the ire of the Farm Bureau and developers who say the program is costly and an over reach of EPA power.

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