It has been five months since the Environmental Protection Agency outlined why they had “no confidence” in the Conowingo Dam cleanup plan, and Maryland’s $25 million commitment hopes to change that. Matthew Rowe, assistant director in the Water and Science Administration of the Maryland Department of the Environment, noted the lack of funding sources by all the impacted jurisdictions was behind the agency’s doubt in the Conowingo Watershed Implementation Plan. Jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Aside from the $25 million already set aside prior to the EPA’s January letter, Maryland also earmarked $6 million for Conowingo dredging solutions.
Conowingo cleanup: Will EPA’s ‘no confidence’ stance change with funding?
July 11, 2022