The U.S. Environmental protection Agency announced the results of its evaluation of the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions (Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) two-year milestones, noting that although most of the Bay states are not on track to meet the 2025 water quality restoration goals, 2022 saw new significant successes. It appears as though COVID restrictions precluded many states from staffing and inspecting actual progress.
Only the District of Columbia and West Virginia are on track to meet their overall cleanup goals by 2025. The EPA noted the new programs, laws, and funding in Pennsylvania designed to help farmers. Click here to learn more. Click here to view Pennsylvania’s evaluation.