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Obama Orders Chesapeake Bay Restored

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    The president issued an executive order to restore the Chesapeake Bay Tuesday.

    At a news conference overlooking the Potomac River in Mount Vernon, Va., President Barack Obama announced the order, the Associated Press reported.

    It establishes an Environmental Protection Agency-led committee to oversee restoration efforts.

    Lisa Jackson, of the EPA, called the Chesapeake a national treasure, the AP reported. It's the largest estuary in the U.S.