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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 09/16/2010

Va. farmers concerned about bay cleanup

By Washington Post editors

Thirty-five Virginia farmers have a Washington, D.C., trip planned to make their case against what they call a heavy-handed approach to restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has been leading the charge against Senate bill 1816, which outlines cleanup measures for the environmentally battered bay.

Next week, the 35 farmers will travel to the nation's capital to meet with Virginia's congressional delegation. They will argue against the Senate bill and lobby for a House measure they contend will be easier on farmers.

Their visit is scheduled for Sept. 23.

The Farm Bureau says Virginia farmers are committed to doing their share to clean the bay.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | September 16, 2010; 10:59 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Comments

so businesses whose externalities routinely screw up the environment for the rest of us suddenly get all upset and up in arms because they are being asked to limit those externalities. I'm shocked by the unfairness. Cry me a freaking river.

Posted by: hohandy1 | September 16, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

The hell with the farmers.

Posted by: jckdoors | September 16, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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