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Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Phosphorus rules, finally
Phosphorus rules, finally

As we have chided Gov. Martin O'Malley more than once on this page for dragging his feet on regulations intended to reduce the amount of polluting phosphorus pouring into the Chesapeake Bay from farms, it's only fair to herald his decision to move forward with the rules. That he chose to release them on Friday, the last possible day to assure the rules are finalized before the next governor takes office, does not diminish the importance of the outcome, but it does make the delay all the more mystifying. Let's set the record straight. The phosphorus regulations have been in the works for several years because studies have shown that there are fields on the Eastern Shore where...