House Committee Votes To Slash Chesapeake Bay Cleanup By $13 Million
House committee votes to slash Chesapeake Bay cleanup by $13 million
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted late Tuesday to cut federal funding to clean up the Chesapeake Bay by $13 million in fiscal year 2018, from $73 million to $60 million.
While bay advocates consider the move an improvement over President Donald Trump’s plan to gut all federal funds for the Chesapeake Bay Program, they warn of serious consequences for the bay and the bay states that have been working together for years to clean up the watershed.
“We don’t know where they’re going to take that money from in the bay program,” said John Surrick, spokesman for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, an …