HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)- Farm groups are appealing a judge's decision to uphold U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pollution limits that are designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association said Tuesday that they are appealing the Sept. 13 decision.
Farm Bureau president Bob Stallman calls it a "wrongly decided case that has dangerous implications for farmers and many others." The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has called the ruling "a great day for clean water in the region."
The EPA, working with six states, set standards to reduce levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment in rivers that drain into the bay and harm its ecology. The EPA says farm runoff is the single largest source of pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay.
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:52 PM EST2013-12-12 22:52:12 GMT
CRISFIELD, Md.-It's been a bad week for the Crisfield Head Start program in Somerset County. The school had been closed since Monday because of no heat. A broken heating system was to blame but the schoolMore
It's been a bad week for the Crisfield Head Start program in Somerset County. The school had been closed since Monday because of no heat.
Thursday, December 12 2013 6:25 PM EST2013-12-12 23:25:00 GMT
BERLIN, Md. (WBOC) - Police say a traffic stop in Worcester County led to a large cigarette smuggling bust on Monday night.Berlin Police say an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding at US 113 and BurleyMore
Police say a traffic stop in Worcester County led to a large cigarette smuggling bust on Monday night.More
Thursday, December 12 2013 2:44 PM EST2013-12-12 19:44:11 GMT
HEBRON, MD- Police arrest a Hebron man after he allegedly assaults a female in the store that he owns. Police say 50-year-old Kyung Won Lee of Hebron has been accused of groping a female employee inappropriatelyMore
Police have arrested a Hebron man accused of groping a female in the store that he owns.More
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:09 AM EST2013-12-12 13:09:26 GMT
SALISBURY, Md. (WBOC) -- Police are asking the public's help in finding the suspect in an armed robbery Wednesday night.Salisbury Police say around 6 p.m. officers responded to the Thirsty's on 1120 E.More
Salisbury Police are asking the public's help in finding the suspect in an armed robbery Wednesday night.More
After surviving the devastating fire at Shepherd's Crook food pantry, run by St. Paul's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City on Nov. 26, Dana Truitt is now recovering at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.More