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Pa. Eyes Ways to Comply with Bay Water Rules without Hurting Farmers


January 16, 2020

Even though Pennsylvania does not touch Chesapeake Bay, that doesn’t mean the state doesn’t have an effect on it.

On the contrary, nearly a million gallons of freshwater flow into the mid-Atlantic bay every second, and about half of that stems from central Pennsylvania.

That’s why state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Williamsport, called a Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meeting to hold what he called “a briefing” on the Chesapeake Bay. He held it at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex during its signature annual event because he said he wanted to focus on the impact the stat...

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