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Alison Prost

Let’s follow Arkansas’, Oklahoma’s lead in controlling phosphorus

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On the U.S. farm, necessity has always been the mother of invention. Maybe that’s part of the reason the poultry industry along the Arkansas and Oklahoma border has been able to reduce by 75 percent the amount of chicken manure it applies on farm fields in one watershed area.

Necessity in that case was a 2001 court case filed by the city of Tulsa against six poultry companies,...

Phosphorus management tool: the right thing to do – right now

It isn’t ideology. It isn’t hyperbole. It isn’t an attack on the family farmer or rural Maryland.

It is, simply, common sense. Science says we have far too much manure-based phosphorus being applied to land on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. You might call it a manure crisis.

Phosphorus management tool: the right thing to do – right now

It isn’t ideology. It isn’t hyperbole. It isn’t an attack on the family farmer or rural Maryland.

It is, simply, common sense. Science says we have far too much manure-based phosphorus being applied to land on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. You might call it a manure crisis.

Reducing stormwater heals people, economy not just waterways

There has been a great deal of talk lately about a "rain tax" in Maryland. While catchy, that moniker doesn't begin to get at the heart of the issue.

The issue is stormwater, not rain, and how the 10 largest jurisdictions in Maryland will move forward with implementing fees to pay for reducing pollution from stormwater by July 1. The need to reduce the pollution is not new;...

About Alison Prost

Alison Prost is the Maryland executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

 

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