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.
By: Hannah Brubach Many do not realize the impacts that climate change is having and will have on coastal and inland communities. As our climate changes, we are seeing increased storm events across the watershed. State and federal studies and research demonstrate that the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States is experiencing more intense and […]
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 […]
By Evan Isaacson A recent decision by a Maryland court has attracted a lot of attention in Maryland and beyond. The court held that the Maryland Department of the Environment erred in issuing a permit that contained neither limitations on the gaseous emissions of ammonia from poultry and other livestock growing operations, nor specific pollution […]
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: David Reed Since the 1970s, as the nation’s clean water and air laws developed into a robust suite of environmental protection programs, feedlots, or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), have been regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Recent growth in the CAFO industry has caused more attention to be given to this regulatory […]
The National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are partnering with the states of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania to identify, map, and protect African American historical and cultural sites across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This $400,000 mapping project is called “Documenting Chesapeake Watershed Sites and Landscapes Important to African Americans,” and Chesapeake […]
Scientific + Technical Volunteer Opportunities with Chesapeake Legal Alliance The Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA) coordinates a network of technical volunteers who provide pro bono scientific and expert services to individuals and organizations working to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, streams, and communities. CLA technical volunteers work on a broad range of […]
This webinar, presented by CLA’s Evan Isaacson and Russ Stevenson, describes the Maryland Environmental Policy Act, a long-forgotten statute that has the potential to be a useful tool for protection of the environment, and how it could be resurrected.