EPA Tweets About Chesapeake Bay Pollution Diet

Agency developing load limits for pollutants in watershed

BALTIMORE -- The Environmental Protection Agency has plans to feed the Chesapeake Bay less pollution, and it's tweeting all about it.

The EPA is putting the bay on a pollution diet.

The federal agency used the Twitter social networking site to tweet the message Friday to its followers on the site. The message tells followers to "see our new Web site about the Chesapeake Bay's innovative TMDL 'pollution diet.'" TMDL stands for total maximum daily loads, the limits it is developing for various pollutants in the watershed.

President Barack Obama has ordered the EPA and other agencies to develop a bay restoration strategy. Obama's order requires federal agencies to submit draft reports by Sept. 9.

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