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Gov. McAuliffe signs stormwater legislation at Gloucester Point ceremony

“One of our greatest assets is Chesapeake Bay,” Gov. Terry McAuliffe said during a visit to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, last Thursday.

McAuliffe came to VIMS to sign Senate Bill 423, a piece of legislation designed to regulate stormwater runoff. He said the legislation was passed after give and take on “both sides of the aisle,” and is “as complex and stormy an issue as you could have” that will help protect waters of the bay and its tributaries.

“I’m all committed to the bay,” McAuliffe said. To further protect bay waters, McAuliffe said during a ceremony under a tent near the Wilson House on the VIMS campus, it is important to “get states from the headwaters” of Chesapeake Bay, such as New York, to become more aggressive in actions to help the bay whose watershed also includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

The bill provides as...

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