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Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan.  One of his first acts as governor was to pull the PMT regulation.

Soil Saturated With Phosphorus? – Don’t Apply Anymore Manure

Maryland: The newly elected republican governor, Larry Hogan repealed the Maryland  Department of Agriculture's "Phosphorus Management Tool".  Read my rant here. This trashes decades of research and will further pollute the streams in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay.  It basically allows farmers to continue applying poultry manure to fields already saturated with phosphorus.  The excess phosphorus leaches into groundwater and runs off into nearby streams causing algae blooms, dead zones and compromised ecosystems. It made me gnash my teeth.  I wrote about it and the Bay Journal News Service published my piece on 2/3/2015. … [Read More...]