Maryland Enforcement Tools: A Lunch and Learn November 15, 2021 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST) Register below for this free online workshop hosted by Chesapeake Legal Alliance attorneys. Presenters: Angela Haren & Evan Isaacson Fill out my LGL form! Fill out my LGL Form! Please register here!Please register here!
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By Evan Isaacson With eyes currently focused on Washington’s debate over potentially transformative legislation to remake America’s safety net and infrastructure, it is worth remembering a similar moment in American history 50 years ago this month. In October 1971, the U.S. Senate introduced the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, now known and […]
Check out the latest edition of our Bay Brief! In this issue: Success at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, 2020 Annual Report, Democratizing Data: Maryland Violations Tracker, Meet Maggie Woodward, CLA’s Fall Law Clerk, Is Climate Change Water Change in Maryland?, Network Attorney Spotlight: Bruce Diamond.
Check out the latest edition of our Bay Brief! In this issue: Meet Our Summer Law Clerks, Permit for Trappe East Sewage Treatment Paused by Maryland Court, A Win for Our Nation’s Capital Waterways, Protecting the Bay from AFO Pollution, EPA Signals More Rigorous and Equal Enforcement of the Law, Is the Maryland Department of […]
By Evan Isaacson Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the latest installment of its “Climate Normals” dataset. In the headline of its press release, NOAA asks, What do the data tell us about climate change? The dataset does what it sounds like: it provides a value representing average temperature, precipitation, and other climate conditions […]
Embracing our Differences – How the Structures of our State Governments Influence Policy Making (Recording Available)
Embracing our Differences – How the Structures of our State Governments Influence Policy Making The Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Chesapeake Legal Alliance have teamed up to present a free webinar: “Embracing Our Differences – How the Structures of our State Governments Influence Policy Making.” Join us for a fascinating comparison of the structure of […]
Check out the latest edition of our Bay Brief! In this issue: Transparency for the Win, MD General Assembly Wins Guide, Enforcing the Clean Water Act, Virginia Partners Legislative Wins, Women in Conservation, and a 3-Part Feature Series on CAFOs.
By: Arielle King & Theo Miller, Spring 2021 Law Clerks Background During the 2021 Maryland General Assembly session, lawmakers passed SB674/HB1207 to reform aspects of the Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities (“The Commission”). As CLA’s Spring 2021 Law Clerks, we assisted in drafting amendments to the bill that will prioritize and enhance public […]
To say that it’s been an unusual year is an understatement! The pandemic has impacted every facet of life, and the 2021 Maryland General Assembly Session was no exception. Public participation, which is key to our democratic process, was limited to remote access this year. Despite all of the limitations, elected officials and advocates overcame […]
CLA Win: Assisting with Passage of Bills Enhancing the Impact of Bay Restoration Funds HB0507 / SB0119
By Evan Isaacson, Director of Policy & Research CLA staff and a volunteer attorney (and board member) assisted the Chesapeake Bay Commission and its Maryland members, including Delegate Stein and Senators Elfreth and Guzzone, in drafting and developing the Clean Water Commerce Act (CWCA) of 2021. This significant new legislation reauthorizes, modifies, and doubles in […]