New MD governor shelves chicken manure rules
January 27, 2015 by Frederick News Post
January 27, 2015, Annapolis, MD – Shortly before leaving office, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley moved to put a handful of new regulations into practice. One of them would have limited the amount of poultry manure that Eastern Shore farmers can use on their fields.
The debate surrounding the proposed rules has been going for years. Environmentalists and scientists argue that Eastern Shore farmers are using far too much manure on their crops, and that a lot of it is ending up in local waterways and, eventually, the Chesapeake Bay.
The new phosphorus rule now appears to be in a sort of hold-for-review status. READ MORE