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  • Md. farmers are wrongly blamed for bay troubles [Commentary]

    Md. farmers are wrongly blamed for bay troubles [Commentary]
    In a commentary published March 6 in The Baltimore Sun, Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride?, the authors, both of the Food & Water Watch organization, claim that the chicken companies operating on Maryland's Eastern Shore are the "bay's biggest polluters" and that they are getting a free ride on the backs of the taxpayers. Also, they claim that chicken manure, a heavily regulated and locally produced organic fertilizer, is the cause of "massive pollution" of the Chesapeake Bay. The facts speak otherwise.
  • Datebook

    Sunday, March 16 Jazz Larry Scott & Friends take the stage at 7 p.m. for "Sunday Supper & Jazz" at 49 West St. $20 cover. For reservations and more information, call 410-626-9796. Tuesday, March 18 Workshop The Field Crops & Pasture IPM Workshop will...

    Senators seek to stall pollution regulations

    Senators seek to stall pollution regulations
    Key senators have put language in the state budget bill that would stall Maryland's efforts to limit one of the Chesapeake Bay's main pollutants, phosphorus. The amendment by the Budget & Taxation Committee would prohibit the state from issuing new...

    Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride? [Commentary]

    Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride? [Commentary]
    We have taxed nearly every Marylander to pay for significant nutrient removal at wastewater treatment plants through the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fee, known as the flush tax, amounting to $60 per year for each household. Gov. Martin O'Malley also...

    Chicken tax sponsor refuses to quit

    Chicken tax sponsor refuses to quit
    Even though the "Poultry Fair Share Act" stands no chance of becoming law, the sponsor of the controversial bill to tax Maryland's chickens refuses to give up, saying he wants to have a public discussion on who should pay to control polluted farm runoff...