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Farm pollution rule to take effect - unless Hogan acts quickly
Farm pollution rule to take effect - unless Hogan acts quickly

The O'Malley administration's 11th-hour move to curb Eastern Shore farmers' use of chicken manure as fertilizer appears likely to go through, unless incoming Republican Gov. Larry Hogan acts quickly Wednesday afternoon to stop it. As one of his last acts before stepping down, Earl "Buddy" Hance, Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley's agriculture secretary, signed a "Notice of Final Action" to adopt the controversial "Phosphorus Management Tool" regulation on Friday. He then submitted it to the Maryland Register. The rules, which are backed by environmentalists but opposed by Shore farmers and the poultry industry, are scheduled for...

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