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Legal arguments presented against EPA’s bay regulations

In its ongoing battle against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, regulations for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the American Farm Bureau Federation argued last week that the EPA is violating the Clean Water Act.

Study: Less Delmarva poultry waste in Chesapeake Bay than EPA claims

Findings from a new University of Delaware study indicate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has overestimated the amount of chicken manure in nutrient runoff that originated with the Delmarva poultry industry and enters the Chesapeake Bay.

Farm Bureau files for summary judgment in Chesapeake Bay case

The American Farm Bureau and other plaintiffs filed for summary judgment Jan. 27 in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s total maximum daily load for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 

Farm Bureau files suit to stop ‘unrealistic’ EPA plan for bay

The American Farm Bureau Federation filed a lawsuit Jan. 10 in federal court to block the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new "nutrient diet" regulatory plan for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Coalition: New study shows EPA nutrient diet needs 'timeout'

A new report that compares the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s computer model of Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts with conservation records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found numerous inconsistencies, calling into question the entire EPA "nutrient diet" proposal for the bay watershed.

Bay regs would cost average cattle farmer $30,000 to $40,000

If Congress pushes through proposed Chesapeake Bay legislation during its lame duck session, Virginia farmers could face billions of dollars in additional expenses.

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