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Funding set to dry up as restoration nears halfway point

Mar 16, 2017 - The Washington Post

President Trump's proposed budget would eliminate federal funding for the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest program to restore a body of water in U.S. history, just as the effort reaches its halfway point.

The Environmental Protection Agency awards millions in grants each year to the District, nonprofit agencies and six states in the bay watershed - Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware - to pay for restoration.

The program's budget has incr...