HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Virginia is defending the federal and state plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Thursday the state has filed a friend-of-the court brief in support of pollution limits to restore the bay after decades of neglect. The filing is with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Farm industry groups are appealing a federal judge's decision last September to uphold the federal pollution limits.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware state officials say they are contacting property owners for permission to study wetlands on their property.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says it will be continuing a wetlands study this summer in the Leipsic and Little Creek watersheds. The study is designed to confirm maps of the wetlands and determine their health.