This webinar, moderated by CLA Attorney Will Halnon, is the first presentation in our new workshop series, Learning Land Use. During this roundtable discussion, our experienced panelists provide a behind-the-scenes look at the practice of land use law in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Chesapeake Legal Alliance Volunteer Attorneys, Andrea LeWinter (Taylor Legal) & Ryan Kennedy […]
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Chesapeake Legal Alliance’s Legal Education Center has been doing some heavy lifting over the past three weeks. On May 25th, CLA staff and interns arrived in Richmond, Virginia for the 2022 Choose Clean Water Conference, a meeting of Choose Clean Water Coalition members that provides a platform for discovering new tools and resources to meet […]
On Monday, June 13, 2022, Chesapeake Legal Alliance and Barley Snyder, on behalf of its client, Blue Water Baltimore, filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland to require Baltimore City to act immediately to fix ongoing health and safety issues at its Patapsco and Back River wastewater […]
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Chesapeake Legal Alliance is representing Blue Water Baltimore (BWB) in a lawsuit against Baltimore City for ongoing violations of the Clean Water Act at the Back River wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and Patapsco WWTP. As the two largest WWTPs in the state of Maryland, the pollution from these plants is causing environmental damage, posing public […]
By Evan Isaacson The 2022 Maryland legislative session will be remembered as a landmark year for environmental legislation. The headline, of course, is the passage of the “Climate Solutions Now Act,” a title that adequately reflects the urgency with which the bill’s provisions try to address Maryland’s impact on climate change. Many bills are more […]
On behalf of our client Blue Water Baltimore, today we asked the federal court to allow our citizen suit enforcement action to proceed against Baltimore City for ongoing Clean Water Act violations at Maryland’s two largest wastewater treatment plants. Angela Haren, CLA senior attorney said, “The years of neglect of the plants have reached a […]
In a recent interview with Tom Hall on Midday WYPR, Chesapeake Legal Alliance’s Senior Attorney, Angela Haren, and Blue Water Baltimore’s Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, Alice Volpitta, explained why solving the pollution challenges at Maryland’s two largest wastewater treatment plants is critical to protecting public health and Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, as well as the path […]
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 […]
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 […]