3/4/2009

The economic-stimulus package will provide $878 million over the next two years to upgrade wastewater treatment plants and restore the environment of the Chesapeake Bay. However, some experts say that additional funding and new regulations are needed to fully repair water infrastructure. "This stimulus bill is a tremendous first step, and there is a lot of money in it that is going to be useful in reducing the pollution in the Bay, but it's still not sufficient," said Doug Siglin, who heads the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Federal Affairs Office.

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