Sewage and Wastewater Plants in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

With Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Administration proposing new regulations to allow pollution trading next month, this report on wastewater treatment plants documents how pollution credit swaps in Virginia and Pennsylvania contribute to local pollution “hot spots” and reduce accountability.

Beyond the issue of pollution trading, the report reveals that 21 wastewater plants across the Chesapeake Bay watershed violated their permit limits last year by releasing excessive amounts of nitrogen or phosphorus pollution.