Hogan Derails Phosphorous Management Tool - for Now
ANNAPOLIS, Md.- In one of his very first acts as Maryland governor, Larry Hogan pulled the plug on the controversial Phosphorous Management Tool.
Sen. Addie Eckardt said Hogan's administration pulled the PMT regulations, as well as four others, early Wednesday afternoon.
The regulation would have limited the amount of chicken manure that farmers could put on their land in order to eliminate phosphorous runoff. Members of the Eastern Shore delegation argued that there was not enough science to show that the PMT would be effective at curbing phosphorous runoff.
The five regulations, including the PMT will be reviewed by Hogan's administration.