Regional U.S. accord signed to protect struggling Chesapeake Bay

Reuters: An agreement to restore the struggling Chesapeake Bay by protecting its vast drainage area was signed on Monday by officials that included governors from six U.S. states. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is aimed at restoring and conserving the 64,000-square-mile (166,000-square-km) watershed that spans six states and the District of Columbia and drains into the bay, the biggest U.S. estuary. The accord updates an existing agreement and marks the first time that Delaware, New York and West......

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