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Farm Industry Lobby Appeals Ruling on Bay Pollution Limits


Farm machinery Chesapeake Bay ProgramThey just don’t know when to give up.

The American Farm Bureau Federation and allied lobbying groups said today that they are appealing a federal judge’s Sept.13 decision to uphold pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay. The industry organizations had sued to overturn the limits, but lost.

“It is disappointing that so much effort has to be spent in the courts, versus on cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams,” said Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker. “We are confident that the Bay clean-up plan will be upheld on appeal.”

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While Building Market Sleeps, Some Counties Are Busy Encouraging Future Sprawl

SprawlThere may not be a lot of homes or businesses being built in the current real estate market, but there are major attempts to open farmland for developers when they’re ready.   

In Maryland at least, a new but untested state law might be the best defense against land speculators’ further incursion into the countryside.

A group of environmental groups and property owners filed a lawsuit Thursday, Dec. 8, against the county commissioners of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, to stop the latest attempt by some local governments to pave over our rural landscape.

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