A draft Conowingo Dam Watershed Implementation Plan shows Pennsylvania offers the best, most effective opportunities for reducing an additional 6.41 million pounds of nitrogen before it can get into the Chesapeake Bay.
Shannon Gority, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said that an increase in the number of miles of impaired waters sends a clear message that not enough is being done to clean and protect rivers and streams.
The Environmental Integrity Project’s analysis estimates that about 1 million more pounds of nitrogen pollution are entering the Chesapeake Bay each year from the poultry industry than state and federal cleanup programs estimate.
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