Waterman’s condos with crabs meets tough time from bureaucrats

Maryland’s shoreline is 7,700 miles including coastal inlets, according to updated measurements by the Maryland Geological Survey. The bay and ocean coasts have some of the most highly prized real estate in the state, and some of the most threatened. While the state depends on tax revenue and shore tourism dollars, regulators struggle to find a balance that also protects the resources of the Chesapeake from overdevelopment
Established in 1984, Maryland’s Critical Area Commission is charged with balancing the drive for development with the need to protect the natural resources of the bay from the strain of pollution and stress on wildlife.

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