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Judge calls on Maryland to reverse Eastern Shore poultry permit

June 24, 2018  by Bay Journal

A decade ago, Maryland’s environmental regulators greatly expanded their scrutiny of densely packed animal farms, including the chicken houses that crowd much of the Eastern Shore’s landscape.

Since then, the Maryland Department of the Environment has approved scores of new industrial-scale operations without ever turning down an applicant. That may change, though, as a Maryland administrative law judge’s ruling has found a recently issued permit in violation of the agency’s own rules. | READ MORE


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