Stricter pollution regulations for Maryland poultry farmers may be implemented within five to 10 years, according to reports.

EPA Senior Adviser, Chuck Fox, said the regulations, tougher than those in other areas, could be enforced in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region. He attributed the tighter pollution controls to the Clean Water Act and its protection of the watershed.

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley opposes higher pollution standards that would put Maryland farmers at a competitive disadvantage with farmers in other states.