This morning, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that the Bay Clean Up Plan is LEGAL under the Clean Water Act!!! CLA volunteer attorneys, Ridge Hall, Russ Stevenson and Bob Sussman, submitted an Amicus Brief (friend of the court) on behalf of the city of Annapolis in support of EPA, counseled groups who drafted […]
Wins for the Bay
Read how Chesapeake Legal Alliance staff, volunteer attorneys, and our community partners are working to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its communities.
A team of CLA volunteer attorneys assisted the Potomac and Shenandoah Riverkeepers and Gerrardstown, WV prevent a quarry operator from clear cutting a mountaintop to operate a surface mine. The litigation before a mining board in West Virginia resulted in required forest replanting, stream protection, and reduction of trucking through Gerrardstown, as well as implementation […]
The Pines on the Severn Community of Arnold Maryland was dumbfounded when its permit to build a living shoreline to replace a crumbling bulkhead and collapsing banks of Chase Creek was denied by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Construction of a living shoreline, a natural stabilization technique which recreates habitat and improves water […]
Instead of a major residential and commercial projects being constructed on the Bay, hundreds of acres of conservation area in Northumberland County, VA were placed in preservation in 2012. The proposed development project would have destroyed migratory bird habitat, oyster bars, and other wildlife habitat as well as degraded inland waterways. Victory comes after a […]