WAMU 88.5 : News

Virginia Voters Back Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

Play associated audio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crimfants/2837868139/

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.  Two pollsters who work for Republicans and Democrats questioned more than 600 people and found more than 90 percent support the Commonwealth's plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

Eighty-six percent say it should be a priority. Voters also believe that restoration of the Bay will have significant economic benefits for the state. Forty-eight percent think it will create jobs, while 15 percent suppose it will hurt employment. 

Just 22 percent of those surveyed would support a candidate who wants to delay bay clean up to focus on other issues like the economy.

NPR

'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
NPR

Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
NPR

Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like homebuyers seeking low-interest loans.
NPR

Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.