MD lawmakers debate testing air quality around chicken houses

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Maryland legislature debating whether or not the state should monitor air quality around chicken houses and other large scale livestock operations. The bill would establish a committee on Air Quality to create testing measure to monitor pollutants and public health risks surrounding farms. Proponents say the bill is needed for the sake of public safety, while opponents argue its impossible to tell where air pollutants originate, and worry the bill will unfairly target chicken growers. The legislation is still in the House of Delegates Environment and Transportation committee.