Thank you to all who signed the petition to Governor Hogan to implement the Phosphorus Management Tool. On April 3, 2014, the new regulation was published in the Maryland Registry.
Farm manure contaminates Maryland rivers and the Chesapeake Bay and threatens public health.
Pollution from manure leads to algae blooms that kill crabs, oysters and other aquatic life – and causes toxic algae like in Toledo, Ohio.
Experts say a new rule to better control manure is one of the biggest opportunities to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and local waters in more than 30 years.
We’ll be watching closely to ensure a timely implementation of this important pollution reduction rule.