Hernick: Stakes Are High for Clean Energy and a Chance to Save the Bay

Despite the sweltering heat, there’s much to celebrate when you step outside in Maryland this summer. Bald eagles, osprey, and blue heron once on the brink of local extinction are back. We haven’t seen numbers like these on the Chesapeake Bay since the days of Captain John Smith four centuries ago. Underwater grasses—habitats for fish and small critters—are steadily rising. And I saw a pod of 12 dolphins while sailing just south of the Bay Bridge. Despite lots of good days on the Chesapeake Bay, there remains a disconnect between the largest and most important estuary in the United States and our overall commitment to addressing climate change. (Md. Matters)

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