Stakeholders are nearing an agreement on how the state will regulate fertilizer and phosphorous pollution. Sen. Paul Pinsky told the Senate on Wednesday that representatives of the agricultural and environmental communities, as well as members of Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration ...Read More »
A state Senate committee has voted to gut legislation implementing former Gov. Martin O’Malley’s phosphorous management plans, in favor of an amendment that establishes just two deadlines for meeting pollution management. In a 7-4 vote down party lines, the committee ...
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In a matter of hours on Monday, Eastern Shore lawmakers and farming interest groups went from outraged to satisfied with proposed state regulations.Read More »
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland chicken farms produce a substantial amount of phosphorous-rich chicken manure, which contributes to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. One solution to the problem: Turn the poop into power. A new grant program from the U.S. Department ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland has already reduced the amount of phosphorus allowed in domestic dishwashing detergent to reduce pollution. This year, lawmakers in Annapolis are working to reduce it in commercial dishwashing soap. The Maryland Senate voted 46-0 on Tuesday for ...Read More »
An environmental group is calling for tighter regulation of phosphorous, one of two key Chesapeake Bay pollutants. The Washington-based Environmental Working Group released a report Tuesday that reviewed soil tests for phosphorous in the six-state bay watershed. The report found ...Read More »