chesapeake bay

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a long-awaited plan in December 2010 to restore the water quality of the troubled Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, a complex blueprint calling for six states and the District of Columbia to substantially reduce pollution in the nation’s largest estuary during the next 15 years.

Among those working behind-the-scenes at the EPA was Katherine Antos, a 31-year-old water quality team leader. Antos is credited by colleagues with being instrumental in helping the states develop and evaluate their individual environmental plans, and in assembling the comprehensive package to cut pollution that has been killing fish and wildlife, destroying wetlands and contaminating drinking water supplies. Keep reading →