Championed by CLA, the House version of a new Maryland bill has now passed the state Senate, garnering enough bi-partisan support to soon become law. This groundbreaking legislation requires the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to hire a significant number of new staff to supplement its enforcement division and clear the Department’s substantial backlog of […]
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By Evan Isaacson Each winter, a familiar sight for most people, especially in the Northern half of the country, is the grayish-white color of the roads. Increasingly, people are becoming aware that this salty coating on the roads is hazardous to water quality, particularly the small streams that receive much of this runoff from storm […]
Blue Water Baltimore Files Lawsuit Against Baltimore City Over Wastewater Treatment Violations December 15, 2021 Baltimore, MD – Blue Water Baltimore (BWB), home of the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on Wednesday against Baltimore City for excessive pollution and ongoing violations of the […]
Take a look at the latest edition of our Bay Brief! In this issue: Enforcement Tools in Maryland, 50 Years of the Clean Water Act, Pushing the Legal Limits, Plastic Pollution, Creative Ways to Give to the Bay
Pushing the Legal Limits An article in The Environmental Forum by Ridge Hall CLA’s Vice Chair and Board Member Ridge Hall is featured on this year’s November/December cover of The Environmental Forum, published by the Environmental Law Institute, with his insightful article “Pushing the Legal Limits,” a comprehensive look at the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort: […]
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!
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 […]