Nearly a quarter century ago, the states of the Chesapeake Bay region entered a compact by which they meant to improve the declining environmental quality of this national treasure. Concerned about the Bay's accelerating degradation, these jurisdictions hoped that the agreement would enhance the situation or at least stop the deterioration. Ten years after that accord's consummation, Tom Horton evaluated whether progress had been achieved in improving the Bay's environmental health. The writer determined that the answer was inconclusive. When a second decade had passed since the compact's adoption, Horton decided that he would conduct another examination to determine what had occurred in the ensuing ten-year period. This exploration led to the publication of Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay. Because the agreement has now been in effect for more than two decades and because questions regarding the Bay's environmental quality remain even more pressing today, Horton's volume warrants review. This piece undertakes that effort.
Carl W. Tobias,
Book Review- Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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