The Clean Water Act: What Are TMDLs And Why Do They Exist?
By Ashley Ellixson If you live in Maryland, or even the neighboring states, you are familiar with the Chesapeake Bay. Not only is it the largest estuary in North America but it is also the body of water constantly under scrutiny for concerns over pollution and runoff. Have you ever wondered how the Chesapeake Bay came under environmental regulation or why environmental regulation exists as it pertains to the Bay? Today I am going to walk you through some history of how regul