Feds threaten states over Chesapeake Bay

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, hoping that a get-tough approach can turn around the failing effort to save Chesapeake Bay, outlined Tuesday ideas for punishing states that don't do their part.

Those punishments, the agency said, will fall on states that either don't meet their goals for cutting pollution draining into Chesapeake tributaries or don't set those goals high enough. The consequences might include changes in federal funding, rejections of permits for new factories or tighter rules on some farms.

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