Common Goals for Bay Elusive

A new report says the inability of the federal government and states up and down the Chesapeake Bay watershed to agree on common goals for its restoration are making it harder for that to happen. The Government Accountability Office says states are not doing enough to meet the goals of a plan put forth by the federal government in part because the states do not have a sense of ownership. There also are conflicts between the most recent plan drawn up by the federal government and one that the feds and states developed together years before. It could be years before those differences are worked out. The head of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation tells the Sun it is essential for states and the federal government to get on the same page.