Attempt to make county waters a no-discharge zone worth trying

If the issue is never at the top of the environmental agenda, it never entirely goes away. Our stories on it extend back at least 30 years. Every so often there is a push to expand “no-discharge zones” — that is, local waters where boaters are not allowed to jettison treated waste. The latest effort, backed by Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and the county, has the Back Creek Nature Conservancy drafting an application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If granted, it would make all Anne Arundel County waters — excepting boundary waters on the Patuxent River and Curtis Creek — into no-discharge zones. (Capital)

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