Dept of Environment WJZ: Chesapeake Bay’s Health At Risk After Trump Issues Executive Order Relaxing Clean Water Rules


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CONOWINGO, Md. (WJZ) — Before the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay, the Conowingo Dam churns electric power from it. It’s the kind of energy that falls under federal regulations.

With an executive order, President Trump is ordering states not to get in the way of energy infrastructure, by enforcing clean water rules.

According to Ben Grumbles, Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment, the order is a “short-sighted, top-down order that tries to create a false choice between energy production and environmental protection.”

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