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EPA praises Maryland's farm pollution control efforts, skips shortcomings

EPA praises Maryland's farm pollution control efforts, skips shortcomings

The Environmental Protection Agency has praised Maryland's efforts to curb farm animal pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, calling them "robust and well-implemented." But the laudatory federal press release Monday omitted any mention of compliance and inspection shortcomings that agency officials found in the state. The EPA completed its assessment Monday of farm animal pollution controls in the six-state bay watershed, by issuing reports on Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia. The agency earlier this year had rated New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. While agency press releases gave more mixed reviews of farm animal pollution reduction efforts in Delaware...

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