Tag: Environmental Protection Agency

Homebuilders settle stormwater lawsuits by EPA and Md.

Edited version.
The final chapter in federal efforts to enforce water regulations at construction sites in Maryland was written in February when Beazer Homes USA finalized a civil consent degree with the Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Beazer is one of six homebuilders in the state that the EPA charged with violations of the act.

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Environmental efforts focus on poultry litter

The poultry industry helps drive the economy of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but poultry litter — chicken manure — has been blamed as one of the greatest contributors to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Large producers, farmers, and state initiatives alike are working together to lessen the industry’s environmental impact while preserving the businesses.

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University smells success in experiment to save Delmarva poultry industry

University of Maryland Eastern Shore officials are crowing about a recent experiment that drastically reduced the ammonia level in chicken houses. But the $1.7 million experiment is about more than reducing the stench of toxic fumes. It’s about saving the Delmarva poultry industry.

“If we on Delmarva don’t solve this problem, we won’t have an industry,” Jeannine Harter-Dennis, a UMES poultry scientist, said of chicken litter.

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