Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Failing grade

Pa. gets poor marks on protecting Chesapeake Bay

Pennsylvania discharges more nitrogen into tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay than any other state. DENNIS DRENNER / New York Times

New York Times

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For the second time in as many years, Pennsylvania’s efforts to reduce agricultural pollution damaging the ecological health of Chesapeake Bay have received failing grades. The EPA said last week that the bay pollution control programs of Pennsylvania and Virginia have “significant deficiencies.”

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Lax oversight for Ga. chicken plants that pollute

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One of Georgia’s largest chicken processors has for years exceeded pollution standards for storm water runoff feeding into Lake Lanier with few consequences from state regulators, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation has found.

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N.J. Dems press opposition to Exxon settlement

Bergen County Record

Democrats in the New Jersey State Legislature continued their multi-front effort to block a $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil in a pollution case in which the state originally sought $8.9 billion.

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