Gerald Winegrad: Fight to ban phosphates from the Chesapeake offers lessons for today’s lawmakers | COMMENTARY – Capital Gazette

This time the Hughes administration supported the ban. We also rallied the support of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, Maryland Waterman’s Association, League of Women Voters, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and Baltimore County. The WSSC owned the Blue Plains wastewater treatment plant, one of the largest in the U.S. Serving parts of MD, DC, and VA, estimated savings of $3 million a year helped WSSC secure votes for the ban.