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A stormwater surcharge designed to protect the Chesapeake Bay may be too sweeping in scale and implementation.

"Residents across the Baltimore region could soon be hit with annual bills of $18 to more than $100 to pay for stormwater treatment, wetland restoration and other projects aimed at improving Chesapeake Bay water quality. The fees, to be charged by localities starting this summer, have drawn complaints from local officials who object to the state mandate that requires the fees but also businesses and nonprofit organizations who estimate that, in some cases, their charges could be tens of thousands of dollars." -- Luke Broadwater and Timothy B. Wheeler, the Baltimore Sun

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