Environmental Integrity Project

Local News
9:51 am
Wed December 10, 2014

New Phosphorus Regs Don't Go Far Enough, Says Environmental Group

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The battle over reports on the new Maryland phosphorus regulations is not over.

The Environmental Integrity Project says they do not go far enough.

The group studied 62 Eastern Shore chicken farms that used poultry manure on their crops from Caroline,  Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

And it says the study found that farmers had spread three times more phosphorus in chicken manure on their fields than their crops needed in 2012.

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Local News
11:53 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Are We Being Overly Optimistic About Clean Up Effort for the Bay?

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The public interest group Environmental Integrity Project issued two new reports questioning how much progress has actually been made in the cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and whether "best management practices" efforts are working as well as intended. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Abel Russ, an attorney with EIP.

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12:13 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

A Cut in the Amount of Greenhouse Gases

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The amount of greenhouse gases that can be released under a multi-state pollution reduction agreement is being lowered.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative announced Thursday that the changes will cut carbon dioxide emissions 45 percent below 2005 levels and preserve reductions already achieved. Maryland officials say the program is a cornerstone of its plan to cut greenhouse gases by a quarter by 2020.

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