Officials Conduct River Audit of Antietam Creek

Officials Conduct River Audit of Antietam Creek

Attorney General Douglas Gansler met with elected officials, environmental experts and local activists in Hagerstown on Monday to discuss some of Maryland's most treasured waterways.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - As part of his state wide tour, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler met with elected officials, environmental experts and local activists Monday in Hagerstown to talk about some of Maryland's most treasured waterways.

"We're in Washington County to do a river audit of the Antietam Creek. Every two to three months we do a different river," said Gansler.

Gansler took part in a discussion about the rich history, progress, and some of the  challenges facing the Antietam Creek watershed.

"We need to make sure we have a clean Antietam Creek because we don't own it, our children do and our children's children do," Gansler explains.

One of the main topics discussed was the pollution at a local plant and its' fate.

Gansler said, "The state needs to be involved with officials to clean up that sight and make it a beautiful spot for the people of Washington County."

The public gathering also gave citizens a chance to share their concerns about the health of the Antietam Creek and any other environmental issues in the community. 

"We've been doing this for years and years and we're happy to be here," said Gansler.

Attorney General Gansler says he wants to enforce the state's environmental laws to develop creative solutions to environment problems. 

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