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Old 01-20-2014
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Re: Best Homes w/Slip in the Chesapeake Bay Area

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Originally Posted by jsaronson View Post
It is almost impossible to build or cut trees within 1,000 feet of the Bay. The fine is 5k per tree! In order to reduce run-off, there are strict limits on how much of a lot can be covered with impermeable surfaces. The State wants you to build tall homes with small footprints.
Home Page for Critical Areas Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays - Maryland Department of Natural Resources
You have to believe that residential development has a major impact of bay pollution for these rules to not seem like the nanny state poking its nose in where it can.

Agricultural interests are far to strong to take on, so the largest polluter continues business as usual while less powerful interests get silly regulations piled on.
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