Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Good News

Maryland legislators approved a bill requiring thousands of homes in "critical areas" near the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and coastal bays in Maryland, to install more costly nitrogen-removing septic systems in order to keep the polluting nutrient out of rivers, The Baltimore Sun reports.

While realtors and home builders aren't thrilled about the bill, environmentalists certainly are. The best news is that the state even has about $18 million in grants to aid voluntary septic upgrades.

Next on the agenda: farm fertilizer and sewage treatment plants.

1 comment:

becky said...

Good news! Save the crabs! ...for eating :)