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Katlyn Schmitt, Center for Progressive Reform, and Natalia Cabrera, Environmental Integrity Project Maryland is home to more than 1,000 industrial facilities, including landfills, auto salvage yards, hazardous waste treatment, storage sites, and various types of manufacturing and processing plants...
Hannah Brubach, Chesapeake Legal Alliance Many do not realize the impacts that climate change is having and will have on coastal and inland communities. As our climate changes, we are seeing increased storm events across the watershed. State and federal studies and research demonstrate that the Mid...
Evan Isaacson, Chesapeake Legal Alliance Last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the latest installment of its “Climate Normals” dataset. In the headline of its press release, NOAA asks, What do the data tell us about climate change? The dataset does what it...
Russ Stevenson, Chesapeake Legal Alliance, and Katlyn Schmitt, Center for Progressive Reform This op-ed was originally published in the Baltimore Sun. Dirty, polluted stormwater that runs off of industrial sites when it rains is a major cause of pollution to Maryland’s streams and rivers, and...
David Flores, Center for Progressive Reform As Maryland heads into the final stretch of a collective effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, it has inexplicably passed over its best opportunity in years to modernize regulation of industrial stormwater — rain and snow that collects toxic pollution as...