Tag: chicken manure
Environmental activists clashed with Maryland’s agriculture secretary and the poultry industry over legislation designed to shift the burden of cleaning up excess chicken manure runoff from taxpayers and farmers to larger poultry companies.Read More
The lawsuit over the Hudson farm on the Eastern Shore may be over, but its effects are not. The federal judge took a motion for attorney fees as another opportunity to lambast the poor preparation of the case that included work by the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic and the insincere attempts to settle it. And Perdue and the Hudson may be asking the state to reimburse some of its legal costs.Read More
Maryland’s poultry industry is worth more than $600 million annually – but produces enough waste to pile up to the top of nearly two football stadiums and create about 40% of the phosphorus that pollutes the Chesapeake Bay, according to a report released Wednesday by Environment Maryland.Read More
The Senate’s grand march to pass Gov. Martin O’Malley’s $32 billion budget Tuesday night was delayed slightly when it found a pile of alleged chicken manure in its path.
The longest and most contentious debate in a five-hour session came over an item withholding just $250,000 from the University of Maryland law school until it submitted a report on the lawsuits filed by its legal clinics.Read More
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