It's not secession like Colorado but three Maryland counties are staging their own Fort Sumter. The Carroll County Council has received a notice from the State that the County did not appear to be meeting its obligations under the 2012 Stormwater Management – Watershed Protection and Restoration Program Act. Penalties of $10,000 per day were threatened. Frederick and Harford Counties have received similar letters. The County fathers (and mothers) have been nonplussed. As quoted in the Baltimore Sun, Frederick County Commissioner Billy Shrive responded: "I've been dealing with bullies since I was in kindergarten, and I don't tolerate it."