Improving Maryland Proposed Nutrient Credit Trading Regulations
A CLA volunteer attorney assisted the Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition and the Choose Clean Water Coalition draft comments to submit on Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) proposed nutrient trading regulations. After receiving numerous comments, MDE put the regulations on hold. MDE adopted several of these proposed edits, but not all. The regulations are better than they were, but still do not provide sufficient public comment for each trade, or fully adhere to EPA recommended guidelines. The MDE nutrient trading regulations have been published.