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Lack of Progress Costs Virginia Bay Cleanup Funds

by AP posted Sep 11 2012 9:09AM
     NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Virginia is losing federal aid for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects because regulators aren't satisfied with the state's efforts to address stormwater pollution.
 
     The Virginian-Pilot says the Environmental Protection Agency notified the state late last month that it is withholding $1.2 million in grant money. Virginia was supposed to receive more than $2.4 million this year.
 
     The EPA cited Virginia's lack of progress in reducing stormwater runoff from city streets, parking lots and urban storm drains. If Virginia makes improvements, it can reapply for the funding.
 
     Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation spokesman Gary Waugh says the state has been working to improve its stormwater program.
 
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Topics : Environment
Location : Virginia
People : Gary Waugh
09/11/2012 9:08AM
Lack of Progress Costs Virginia Bay Cleanup Funds
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