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O'Malley named chairman of Chesapeake Bay council

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 3:09pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has been named the chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council.

O'Malley pledged Thursday to lead the Chesapeake Bay Program into a new era of progress.

The governor says he hopes to have a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed agreement signed. The agreement is now in its draft form. It will be the fourth of its kind. It will set a series of goals to guide restoration efforts across the watershed.

O'Malley served two consecutive terms as chair in 2007 and 2008.

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a regional partnership that directs bay preservation and restoration.


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