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Issue Position: Protecting the Environment

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As a member of the Governor's Commission to Protect the Chesapeake Bay, I have worked hard on common-sense environmental solutions to maintain our critical natural resources. We passed legislation to require cars sold in Maryland to be more fuel efficient to continue to clean up the air we breathe. Through the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, we will spend $149 million on nutrient removal to reduce the amount of nitrogen pollution entering the Bay. We passed regulations to crack down on polluters and clean up storm water discharges into the Bay. We provided funding to Marylanders in environmentally sensitive areas to put in environmentally friendly septic systems. We continue to work with the Federal Government to catch and punish polluters who put at risk our access to clean air and water.


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