I was pleased to read the Sun's recent editorial regarding the proposals to finance transportation construction projects and upgrade sewage treatment ("Tale of two tax plans," Oct. 30).
While it may come as a shock to hear in our current anti-tax, anti-government climate, this is one citizen who wholeheartedly supports an increase in Maryland's
Since it was signed into law in 2004 by Gov.
Increasing the Bay Restoration Fund will not only reduce pollution from sewage, it would also help to limit the fastest growing source of bay pollution: urban and suburban storm water runoff. Polluted waters take a toll on the state in many ways — sewage spills and beach closures, rivers unsafe for fishing, erosion and flooding, contaminated drinking water, and endangered aquatic life and the jobs that depend on that life.
In Baltimore, this investment will mean clean neighborhood streams you can wade in, and an
I know I am not alone. Many other Marylanders want clean water and recognize all of the economic and social benefits clean water brings and support this effort. Governor O'Malley and Maryland legislators: Let's do what it takes to protect and clean up the bay and its rivers and streams.
Halle Van der Gaag, Baltimore