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Market-Based Water Quality Trading Program Curbs Pollution

A market-based nutrient trading program in Virginia has encouraged economic investments and reduced phosphorus pollution to local waterways, helping to meet water quality goals for the Chesapeake Bay, the EPA says. By offsetting increases in phosphorus loads, nutrient trading provides economic incentives for farmers, including cost savings, new income and … Read more »

Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Discharges Decreasing

Pennsylvania has continued to reduce nutrient and sediment loading into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, according to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) released its annual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model progress run results for 2013, which shows the estimated amounts of phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment conveyed … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: US Climate Fund, Drought Help, Cap-and-Trade Fines

President Obama on Friday unveiled proposals for a $1 billion fund to help communities prepare for the effects of climate change. Money would go to research, “breakthrough technologies” and infrastructure. But the fund – which Obama will formally outline in his 2015 budget in March – requires Congressional approval, Reuters … Read more »