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Eastern Shore farmers express concern about fertilizer rules

SALISBURY — Eastern Shore farmers are expressing concerns about new rules relating to how they apply poultry manure to their crops. Farmers talked about their concerns Tuesday night in Salisbury with state agriculture officials. Maryland Department of Agriculture officials say ...

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U.S. fines Toll Brothers $741K for stormwater runoff at sites

PHILADELPHIA — National homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. will pay a $741,000 fine and implement changes in managing stormwater runoff at its home construction sites, federal officials announced Wednesday. Maryland and Virginia have joined the settlement and will receive a portion ...

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Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Heavy rains and a hot summer harmed the Chesapeake Bay’s health last year, earning it the second worst grade on a yearly report card issued Tuesday by the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science. The center gave the bay ...

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Obama cuts EPA, increases Chesapeake Bay Program

The Environmental Protection Agency’s main program to restore the Chesapeake Bay would get more money but other projects for the water way would be cut in the budget released Monday by President Barack Obama, a Chesapeake Bay Foundation official said. ...

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Maryland farmers straddling both sides of septic debate

Long blamed for many of the ills facing the Chesapeake Bay, farmers find themselves on both sides of proposals to deal with another source of pollution: septic tanks in housing developments. That’s because while farmers have long argued that they ...

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Supreme Court: No right to runoff in modern-day water war

BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Wyoming farmers are not taking too much water from a river system they share with neighboring Montana. The high court turned away Montana’s complaint that Wyoming was violating a 1950 ...

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McIntosh wants more study on septic bill

ANNAPOLIS — A measure banning septic systems for new, major subdivisions in Maryland should be delayed for further study, because lawmakers from both parties are worried about its economic impact, a key lawmaker recommended to Gov. Martin O’Malley. Del. Maggie ...

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