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Farmers, Environmentalists Fight Over Growth Plans

January
25
2013

How can a community grow economically without harming the local ecosystem?  It's an increasingly pressing question in Worcester County, where elected officials are considering a plan that would allow more development on agricultural property.  Supporters say the measure is needed to allow farming families to divide their land and pass it on to multiple family members.  But critics say the change will lead to sprawl in a region that's already struggling to meet its environmental goals.  Bryan Russo dives into the debate with Worcester County Commissioner Jim Bunting and Maryland Coastal Bays Executive Director Dave Wilson.

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