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Charlie Paullin

Virginia Mercury reporter

Charlie Paullin covers energy and environment for the Virginia Mercury, a sibling site of Maryland Matters. He previously worked for Northern Virginia Daily in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and for the New Britain Herald in central Connecticut. An Alexandria native, Charlie graduated from the University of Hartford initially wanting to cover sports. He’s received several Virginia Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, local government and state politics. Catch him in nature experiencing all the outdoors has to offer, and contact him at [email protected]

A new report concluded that every dollar spent on agricultural best practices to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution leads to a return of $1.75 through higher sales of goods and services as well as earnings.