“An agreement to restore the Chesapeake Bay by protecting its vast drainage area from pollution was signed on Monday by officials that included governors from six U.S. states.”

“The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is aimed at restoring and conserving the 64,000-square-mile (166,000-square-km) watershed that drains into the bay, the biggest U.S. estuary.”

“The accord updates an existing agreement and marks the first time that Delaware, New York and West Virginia have pledged to work toward restoration goals in the bay that go beyond water quality.”

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