Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bay bucks

States call on feds to keep Chesapeake funds flowing

Chesapeake Bay is an estuary lying inland from the Atlantic Ocean, the largest such body in the U.S. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

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WMPH Dover & Bay Journal

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget eliminates all of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s $73 million and reduces or eliminates several other funds used to clean up the bay and its watershed. Last week, leaders from the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed signed a resolution calling on Trump and Congress to replace that money and urging federal agencies to remain active participants in bay restoration efforts.

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N.J. water system upgrades now up to Christie

NJ.com

It's up to Gov. Chris Christie to decide whether water companies in New Jersey ought to comply with more rigorous standards to replace antiquated pipes and protect against cyberattacks. The state Assembly Thursday voted 76-0 to approve the Water Quality Accountability Act that would demand improvements to outdated water systems. The Senate approved the same bill last month.

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Water pros gather in Philly to forge a better world

AWWA & Philadelphia Inquirer

The 136th American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE17) began Monday, bringing an estimated 11,000 water professionals to Philadelphia to confront the many challenges facing the water sector. The conference features more than 420 technical sessions in 14 professional development tracks.

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