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Local lawmakers get additional briefing on bay pollution rules

February 07, 2013

ANNAPOLIS — Western Maryland legislators were briefed on a state plan to reduce the amount of pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay by Robert Summers, secretary of the Maryland Department of Environment, at a delegation meeting Thursday.

“2025 is the deadline … as the point where we have to have in place the different pollution control measures that allow the Bay and all its tributaries to meet water quality standards which are required,” Summers said.

Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington, Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, Sen. Ronald N. Young, D-Frederick/Washington, and Del. LeRoy Myers, R-Allegany/Washington, were the local lawmakers at the meeting.

James V. Fakult, president of the Maryland Operations of Potomac Edison, also briefed lawmakers on the company’s response to two storms — the 2012 Derecho and Superstorm Sandy — and how the company responded to them.

Company officials also told lawmakers about a new smartphone application from the company and a mobile website that makes it easier to obtain power outage information.

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