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Governor Hogan wants to sue Pennsylvania and EPA to protect Chesapeake Bay

Posted: 6:16 PM, Jan 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-08 18:16:55-05
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan wants to sue Pennsylvania and the EPA in order to protect the Chesapeake Bay.

He wants upstream states to take responsibility for sediment and debris that pours into the Bay from the Susquehanna River.

Back in August, the Governor expressed alarming concerns about Pennsylvania's lack of progress on clean water goals. He went to the EPA, demanding the agency hold the state accountable, but Hogan says it appears the EPA has no intention of taking necessary action.

On Wednesday, Hogan directed Attorney General Brian Frosh to pursue legal actions.