The Maryland House of Delegates amended the state budget on Wednesday to make up to $300,000 available to help a farm family pay its legal bills after it was sued unsuccessfully over alleged poultry pollution.
Top state officials led by Gov. Martin O’Malley hosted Maryland county and local officials at a meeting Monday dedicated to reducing stormwater runoff, a major source of Chesapeake Bay pollution. But many worry about the cost of reducing it.
A watershed-protection group wants the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board to overturn a Potomac River pollution permit for a federal complex in Shepherdstown and instead impose Maryland’s tougher sampling requirements.
Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower who successfully defended a poultry pollution suit should be awarded attorney fees to discourage similar suits in the future, attorneys said in filings Thursday.
A Maryland Department of Planning report says two Maryland counties have “largely ignored” a law designed to limit septics growth to fight pollution.
Everything takes a starting point and this last day of January makes the first day of the “Reclaim the Bay” campaign.
The rhetoric is running hot ahead of a Maryland Department of the Environment hearing on a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator near Frederick.
A New York-based environmental group that sued Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower said Wednesday it won’t appeal a federal judge’s ruling in an alleged poultry pollution case.
There’s been progress but there’s still a lot of hard work to do. That’s the message Maryland legislators received in a briefing on the state of the Chesapeake Bay.
Sediments behind the Conowingo dam threatening bay restoration efforts must be dealt with sooner rather than later, and Exelon should be part of the solution as part of the relicensing of its hydro-electric power plant, a Maryland natural resources official said Tuesday.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has filed a consent decree in federal court requiring the cleanup of coal ash pollution in three counties.
Perdue Farms is seeking up to $2.5 million in attorney fees following its victory in a poultry pollution case that has been closely watched by environmentalist and agriculture interests for its potential impact on the industry.