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Investigating problems and crafting solutions

The problem with factory farms. Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center released a 2011 report outlining the extent to which factory farms pollute the Chesapeake Bay. The report found broad consensus among scientists and policymakers that current rules for managing animal waste need serious reforms.


Educating the public and making our voices heard

A new plan to clean the Chesapeake Bay. For years, we've pushed Maryland's leaders to get serious about restoring the Chesapeake Bay and curbing pollution from big developers and factory farms. In 2010, Gov. Martin O'Malley released a plan of action that puts stricter limits on these sources of pollution and takes other critical steps to clean up the Bay.