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Written Statement in Support of MD Legislation: Water Pollution Control – Discharge Permits

March 04, 2020

Official Statement presented by CLF staff in support of Maryland bill titled “Water Pollution Control – Discharge Permits – Industrial Poultry Operations”. The statement emphasizes the negative public health and environmental impacts of CAFOs including: contributing to negative human health outcomes via environmental degradation, posing risks to workers and surrounding communities, perpetuating environmental injustice, and contributing to antibiotic resistance.