BALTIMORE (AP) - Six of Maryland's 23 counties received the top rating from an environmental coalition for their Chesapeake Bay restoration plans.
The Clean Maryland Waters coalition announced Thursday that Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Dorchester and Montgomery counties submitted the strongest plans.
Nine counties got the lowest ranking. They are Allegany, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Somerset, Washington and Worcester counties. The coalition says the drafts they
submitted were skeletal and did not commit to clear implementation strategies.
The counties submitted their plans to the state, which has submitted its plan to the Environmental Protection Agency, which is spearheading a new federally led bay restoration effort.
Clean Maryland Waters rankings
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