As a last hurrah, Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening (D) says he will push for new restrictions on development along Maryland’s coastal bays. He says he will introduce a bill to preserve the wetlands and protect water quality in the next legislative session –which will be his final one in office — and he expects the fight over the restrictions to be one of his toughest yet. Driving the southern Maryland coast this weekend, Glendening pointed out a house under construction on what was once a wetland: “People look at that and say, isn’t that progress? It’s a million-dollar home. I think it’s a disaster.”

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