This report identifies current statutes, regulations, and policies that protect and affect Chesapeake Bay’s submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and that of its tidal tributaries. By understanding what currently exists, readers may draw comparisons and better understand the different laws, regulations, and policies that affect SAV. Click here for the report. Click here for the SAV […]
CLA created a document that provides suggestions for drafting comments on PA’s Draft Phase III WIP. Click here for drafting tips.
Please join Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association and Chesapeake Legal Alliance for an interactive and engaging four-hour workshop on Understanding and Applying the Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment* with guest presenters: Franklin Kury — Voice of PA ERA, former Pennsylvania Senator and Representative, and author of “Clean Politics, Clean Streams” Susan Shinkman — Former Director of EPA’s […]
by Ridgway Hall August 3, 2018 The article attached, authored by CLA’s Ridgway Hall, “Strong Headwinds Face Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake,” posted yesterday on the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) website, provides exclusive information including programs in VA, PA, MD and DC, along with the EPA Technical Memoranda, information on EPA’s policy […]
In this Issue: Victory! Local Groups Win at Turtle Run When Critical Area Law Enforced State Environmental Rights Amendments to Protect the Chesapeake Bay MDE Backs Away from Enforcement of Existing Water Laws New CLA Matters New Legal Developments
JOIN US FOR A WEBINAR: Tuesday, March 27th at 11am Understanding How State Environmental Rights Amendments May Help Protect the Bay Marty Siegel, Stock and Leader & Mary Clemmensen, CLA Environmental rights provisions in state constitutions have previously provided few advocacy tools to protect the Chesapeake Bay. A recent Pennsylvania court case has significantly expanded the scope […]
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CLA volunteer attorney, Mary Staley, recently finalized a white paper analyzing existing legislative barriers to local Pennsylvania municipalities using “Pay For Success” (PFS) models to fund water quality improvement projects. Attorney Staley helped the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) research PFS models and legislative fixes needed to implement these models in Pennsylvania. […]
More than 12 years after plans were first proposed, the disputed planned housing development in Churchton, MD – Turtle Run at Deep Cove – may have been dealt its final death blow thanks to the long running efforts of CLA volunteer attorneys in partnership with South County Citizens for Responsible Development (SACReD), the West/Rhode Riverkeeper, and […]
In this Issue: CLA Volunteer Network Partners File Brief on Behalf of the Mattaponi Indian Redevelopment of DC’s Buzzard Point Sparks Community Concerns Nutrient Trading in Maryland – How and Where it can Work New CLA Matters New Legal Developments