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Senior Scientists & Policymakers Continue Press for Revised Nutrient Management Regulations

(Posted by Dawn Stoltzfus.)

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is generally viewed as a friend of the environment. He has championed initiatives on growth, wastewater treatment, renewable energy, climate change, funding for environmental programs and other issues. He earned a grade of B+ from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. But, many believe that the Administration has done too little to address Chesapeake Bay pollution from the agriculture sector, which accounts for nearly half of the pollution entering the bay.

A revision of rules regulating the spreading of manure on farmland is long overdue. Here is a recent letter from the Executive Committee of the Senior Scientists and Policymakers for the Bay urging the Governor to issue rules that treat manure in much the same way as sewage sludge.

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One Response to Senior Scientists & Policymakers Continue Press for Revised Nutrient Management Regulations

  1. william wilson says:

    Took me awhile to get around to reading this, but Hurray! This sums up the entire problem for the future of Bay recovery.

    The time to make the chief perpetrators of Bay pollution to own up to their role is way past overdue. It’s time for the politicians to stop pandering to Big Chicken.