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When it comes to pollution, Maryland is its own worst enemy [Letter]

Saturday's Sun reported yet another episode of bay pollution by its most flagrant violator, the state of Maryland ("Baltimore City reports massive sewage spills," Aug. 15).

This time 3 million gallons of raw sewage reportedly were spilled overboard and ultimately into the bay. If The Sun would search its archives and provide the public a tally of all such spills over the last 10 years the real culprit of our bay's pollution would be exposed.

Farmers' fertilizer leeching into the ground to enhance crop production and my commercial property, which garnered the state $6,000 in rain tax, most certainly contribute nothing detrimental to the bay compared to the state's record.

Dennis R. McCartney, Baltimore

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