Sunday, April 3, 2011

Drilling Is Not Endangering the Chesapeake Bay, Part 2

I don't think so.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation thinks so.  The Patriot-News ran a front page above the fold piece about the issue with a headline that took sides.  I am quoted extensively.

Read the article for yourself by Don Gilliland who is an excellent reporter.

Also see my saturday, April 2nd posting about this issue.

Finally, the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or pollution diet that was concluded in December 2010 deserves support.   It is a fair resolution of an important, difficult issue.  It has lots of critics, apparently including CBF, all of whom have a gripe.  Some say that it did not count this or that.  Others say the TMDL counted too much of this and too little of that.  So be it.

The TMDL is based on massive evidence and science. It is a 15-year plan that will in some cases have some pleasant surprises and some unpleasant turn of events. Yet, if implemented, the TMDL will clean local waters and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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