ShoreRivers, Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, and Chesapeake Legal Alliance Announce Settlement with Valley Proteins, LLC over CWA Violations
Local Maryland Eastern Shore nonprofit organizations ShoreRivers and Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, represented by their attorneys at Chesapeake Legal Alliance, announce an agreement to settle a lawsuit against Valley Proteins for pollution violations at its Linkwood, Maryland facility. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Maryland Department of the Environment are also parties to the agreement.
The consent decree is an important victory toward bringing accountability. It is the strongest enforcement action brought to date against Valley Proteins, LLC in the decade-long period for which they have violated pollution control limits.
“Our clients sought to hold Valley Proteins accountable for illegal pollution discharges and violations of its permit, and we have done just that,” said Patrick DeArmey, Attorney for Chesapeake Legal Alliance. “This enforcement action initiated and led by local nonprofits is exactly the type of community involvement that is at the heart of the Clean Water Act.”
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