At the halfway mark in the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, CBF President Will Baker and Dr. Beth McGee, CBF's Director of Science and Agriculture Policy, assess progress in pollution reduction across the region.
01:28 Overview of midpoint progress
02:35 The impact of sewage treatment plants
03:25 Trends for other sectors
03:55 Progress in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia
05:15 Funding for pollution reduction efforts
09:58 CBF's efforts helping farmers in Pennsylvania and the importance of planting trees.
11:15 Scientific basis for targeting geographic locations of where funding will have the greatest impact.
13:06 Air pollution's contribution to nitrogen pollution in the Bay and regulations being rolled back.
16:44 Maryland's Back River Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade project
18:15 What gives us hope; what worries us
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