CHESAPEAKE BAY RECOMMENDATIONS MAY IMPACT GREEN INDUSTRY Pa. Senator Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster County) is working with a group of stakeholders to create new recommendations for lowering the impacts of agricultural operations, wastewater treatment facilities, and other discharge sources on the Chesapeake Bay. Pennsylvaina Landscape and Nursery Association (PLNA) is a member of the task force. The task force has listed some ideas that would be supported by PLNA such as better education for homeowners who use fertilizer on their lawns, and reforming the framework of the nutrient trading program (currently a complex program that has been underutilized by farmers and others). However, other ideas put forth by the group have caused concern for PLNA and other stakeholders, including a proposed $3 per pound tax on nitrogen fertilizer, and a new regulatory program for both homeowners and green industry professionals who use fertilizer. PLNA will continue to work closely with the task force and Senator Brubakers office to promote the following principles for any final document: a preference for education instead of new regulatory programs, and support for policy initiatives that are created on the basis of sound science.