By not acting, the governor and state legislature are condoning the failure by Maryland agencies to rein in massive poultry industry pollution. Their failure to enforce critical pollution control regulations condemns the health of thousands of residents living close to industrial-scale chicken operations and the health of Eastern Shore rivers. The Environmental Integrity Project’s meticulously researched “Blind Eye to Big Chicken” report from last October documents how state enforcement agencies have abdicated their responsibilities to enforce poultry regulations.
When it comes to combating Big Chicken’s pollution, Maryland lays an egg
February 18, 2022