CLA Presents: Assateague Coastal Trust v. Maryland Department of the Environment – What the Recent Decision Means for Reducing Air and Water Pollution From Animal Feeding Operations in Maryland
On August 9th, the Maryland Supreme Court reversed the decision of a lower court that found that the state’s Department of the Environment (MDE) must reduce the ammonia pollution emitted from industrial animal agriculture. In a disappointing setback for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, the Supreme Court upheld the MDE Clean Water Act permit for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) even though the evidence clearly shows that it is incapable of regulating the high levels of ammonia gasses that pollute nearby waterways and communities, as well as the Chesapeake Bay.
Join us Wednesday, September 27th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM as CLA’s Executive Director, David Reed, and Senior Attorney, Evan Isaacson, discuss the decision in-depth, explore how the case will affect efforts to reduce air and water pollution from animal feeding operations in Maryland, and answer questions from attendees.
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