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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 31--WASHINGTON -- Calling the Chesapeake Bay a national treasure, lawmakers in Washington expressed dismay yesterday that 2010 cleanup goals for the country's largest estuary would not be met. "We have been paddling backwards," said Del.
It's a gravelly, trash-strewn path along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in Cecil County, but plans are in the works to spend $18 million turning this waterside road into a biking and hiking path to draw tourists looking to enjoy nature.
Across the United States, an unprecedented acceleration in suburban sprawl is prompting concerns about the environment, traffic, health and damage to rural communities, but opponents appear powerless to stop the process because of the economic development and profits it generates.