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An Accountability Mechanism for the Chesapeake Bay: Interview Findings

An Accountability Mechanism for the Chesapeake Bay: Interview Findings, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Shana Jones, CPR White Paper 808.

Type: Reports (Nov. 19, 2008)
PDF: An Accountability Mechanism for the Chesapeake Bay: Interview Findings, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Shana Jones, released in November 2008, White Paper 808.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Shana Campbell Jones
Tags: WIPs TMDL Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Comments on Draft Water Quality Report for the Chesapeake Bay.

Comments on Draft Water Quality Report for the Chesapeake Bay. CPR Policy Analyst Yee Huang's comments on EPA's draft 202a Water Quality Report & 203 Strategy for the Chesapeake Bay

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 8, 2010)
PDF: Comments on Draft Water Quality Report for the Chesapeake Bay. CPR Policy Analyst Yee Huang's comments on EPA's draft 202a Water Quality Report & 203 Strategy for the Chesapeake Bay, January 8, 2010.
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Author(s): Yee Huang
Tags: Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Ensuring Accountability in Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Metrics for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans

Type: Reports (Aug. 9, 2010)
PDF: Ensuring Accountability in Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Metrics for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, William Andreen, Robert Glicksman, Shana Campbell Jones
Tags: WIPs TMDL Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Comments on Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Jurisdiction-specific comments to leaders of Bay states and the District of Columbia, and the EPA, on the jurisdictions' Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 4, 2010)
PDF: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans, submitted comments to the EPA
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang
Tags: WIPs TMDL Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans

Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans, CPR White Paper 1102

Type: Reports (Jan. 24, 2011)
PDF: Missing the Mark in the Chesapeake Bay: A Report Card for the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plans, CPR White Paper 1102
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Author(s): William Andreen, Robert Glicksman, Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang, Shana Campbell Jones
Tags: Pennsylvania TMDL WIPs Maryland Virginia Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Back to Basics: An Agenda for the Maryland General Assembly to Protect the Environment, October 2011.

Type: Reports (Oct. 20, 2011)
PDF: Back to Basics: An Agenda for the Maryland General Assembly to Protect the Environment, CPR White Paper 1110, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and CPR Policy Analyst Yee Huang, October 2011.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang
Tags: enforcement Maryland Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Accountability: Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay, CPR Briefing Paper 1205, May 2012

Type: Reports (May 22, 2012)
PDF: Accountability: Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay, CPR Briefing Paper 1205, May 2012
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Nicholas Vidargas, Yee Huang, Shana Campbell Jones
Tags: trading Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Manure in the Bay: A Report on Industrial Animal Agriculture in Maryland and Pennsylvania, CPR Briefing Paper 1206, June 2012, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Yee Huang.

Type: Reports (June 1, 2012)
PDF: Manure in the Bay: A Report on Industrial Animal Agriculture in Maryland and Pennsylvania, CPR Briefing Paper 1206, June 2012, by CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Yee Huang.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang
Tags: agricultural pollution Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Fairness in the Bay: Environmental Justice and Nutrient Trading, CPR Briefing Paper 1208, August 2012, by Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, Nick Vidargas, and Yee Huang.

Type: Reports (Aug. 15, 2012)
PDF: Fairness in the Bay: Environmental Justice and Nutrient Trading, CPR Briefing Paper 1208, August 2012, by Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, Nick Vidargas, and Yee Huang.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick, Nicholas Vidargas, Yee Huang
Tags: Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Going Too Easy? Maryland's Criminal Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws Protecting the Chesapeake Bay, CPR White Paper 1212, September 2012, by Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson.

Type: Reports (Sept. 21, 2012)
PDF: Going Too Easy? Maryland's Criminal Enforcement of Water Pollution Laws Protecting the Chesapeake Bay, CPR White Paper 1212, September 2012, by Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Anne Havemann
Tags: Maryland Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

No Profit in Pollution: A Comparison of Key Chesapeake Bay State Water Pollution Penalty Policies, by CPR Member Scholar Robert Glicksman and CPR Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson, April 2013.

Type: Reports (April 19, 2013)
PDF: No Profit in Pollution: A Comparison of Key Chesapeake Bay State Water Pollution Penalty Policies, CPR Briefing Paper 1305, by CPR Member Scholar Robert Glicksman and CPR Policy Analyst Aimee Simpson, April 2013.
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Aimee Simpson
Tags: Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Case Brief: American Farm Bureau Federation v. EPA, by CPR Policy Analyst Anne Havemann.

Type: Reports (Oct. 15, 2013)
PDF: Case Brief: American Farm Bureau Federation v. EPA, CPR Case Brief #1308, October 2013, by CPR Policy Analyst Anne Havemann.
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Author(s): Anne Havemann
Tags: judicial review Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Falling Behind: Processing and Enforcing Permits for Animal Agriculture in Maryland is Lagging, by CPR President Rena Steinzor and CPR Policy Analyst Anne Havemann, November 2013.

Type: Reports (Nov. 20, 2013)
PDF: Falling Behind: Processing and Enforcing Permits for Animal Agriculture in Maryland is Lagging, CPR Issue Alert #1310, by CPR President Rena Steinzor and CPR Policy Analyst Anne Havemann, November 2013.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Anne Havemann
Tags: CAFO TMDL Maryland poultry Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Alt v. EPA: District Court Ruling Opens Gap in Clean Water Protections, Invites CAFOs to Ignore Pollution Standards, December 2013

Type: Reports (Dec. 20, 2013)
PDF: Alt v. EPA: District Court Ruling Opens Gap in Clean Water Protections, Invites CAFOs to Ignore Pollution Standards, CPR Case Brief #1311, December 2013
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Author(s): William Andreen, Anne Havemann
Tags: Clean Water Act CAFO Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Case Brief: Food & Water Watch v. EPA: Judge Rejects Challenge to the Trading Provisions of the Chesapeake Bay Pollution Diet

Type: Reports (Dec. 23, 2013)
PDF: Case Brief: Food & Water Watch v. EPA: Judge Rejects Challenge to the Trading Provisions of the Chesapeake Bay Pollution Diet, CPR Case Brief #1312
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Anne Havemann
Tags: judicial review trading Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

EPA's Retreat from Enforcement Will Harm the Chesapeake Bay

Type: Reports (Feb. 4, 2014)
PDF: EPA's Retreat from Enforcement Will Harm the Chesapeake Bay, CPR Issue Alert #1402
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Robert Glicksman, Anne Havemann
Tags: enforcement TMDL Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Case Brief: EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P.: Supreme Court's Revival of the Transport Rule Means a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay

Type: Reports (May 7, 2014)
PDF: Case Brief: EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P.: Supreme Court's Revival of the Transport Rule Means a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay, CPR Case Brief #1403
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Author(s): Victor Flatt, Anne Havemann
Tags: Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Consequences for Cleanup: EPA Gets Serious about Weak Watershed Improvement Plans, by CPR's Rena Steinzor and Anne Havemann, July 2014

Type: Reports (July 1, 2014)
PDF: Consequences for Cleanup: EPA Gets Serious about Weak Watershed Improvement Plans, CPR Issue Alert 1405, by CPR's Rena Steinzor and Anne Havemann, July 2014. Or read the summary.
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Anne Havemann
Tags: WIPs TMDL Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Integrator Liability: Legal Tools to Hold the Biggest Chicken Companies Responsible for Waste, CPR Issue Alert 1502

Type: Reports (March 24, 2015)
PDF: Integrator Liability: Legal Tools to Hold the Biggest Chicken Companies Responsible for Waste, CPR Issue Alert 1502
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, William Andreen, Anne Havemann
Tags: poultry agricultural pollution Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

CPR Case Brief: American Farm Bureau v. EPA: Third Circuit Affirms Validity of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load

Type: Reports (July 27, 2015)
PDF: CPR Case Brief: American Farm Bureau v. EPA: Third Circuit Affirms Validity of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load
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Author(s): Dave Owen, Rena Steinzor
Tags: TMDL Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

MS4 letter to EPA from Evan Isaacson and Katrina Miller

Letter to EPA re NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permits, from Evan Isaacson and Katrina Miller, March 21, 2016.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 21, 2016)
PDF: MS4 letter to EPA. From Evan Isaacson and Katrina Miller, a letter on NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permits, March 21, 2016.
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Author(s): Katrina Miller
Tags: Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Pollution Police Off the Beat

Pollution Police Off the Beat, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and Evan Isaacson

Type: Op-Eds (May 6, 2016)
PDF: Pollution Police Off the Beat
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Tags: enforcement Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril

Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration in Peril, op-ed by Rena Steinzor and David Flores

Type: Op-Eds (Dec. 14, 2017)
PDF: Bay Jurisdictions' No-Action Climate Policy Puts Restoration In Peril
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, David Flores
Tags: Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

Joint letter from Clean Water Coalition to Ben Grumbles, chair, Chesapeake Executive Council, re accounting for climate change

Joint letter from Clean Water Coalition to Ben Grumbles, chair, Chesapeake Executive Council, re accounting for climate change, November 28, 2017.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 28, 2017)
PDF: Letter to Chesapeake Executive Council. Joint letter from Clean Water Coalition to Ben Grumbles, chair, re accounting for climate change, November 28, 2017.
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Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

State pollution-permitting must be reformed to adapt to climate change

Writing in the Bay Journal, David Flores focuses on Maryland's pollution permitting and its impact on the Chesapeake Bay

Type: Op-Eds (Nov. 1, 2018)
PDF: State pollution-permitting must be reformed to adapt to climate change
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Author(s): David Flores
Tags: Chesapeake Maryland TMDL
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment Regulatory Policy Regulatory Policy

Pollution Trading in Maryland: Three Fundamental Flaws in MDE’s Regulations

A short summary of key points from Trading Away Clean Water Progress in Maryland.

Type: Reports (Dec. 18, 2017)
PDF: Pollution Trading in Maryland: Three Fundamental Flaws in MDE’s Regulations
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Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

New Report Finds Dangerous Nitrate Pollution in Maryland Drinking Water

Dangerous nitrate pollution has contaminated private drinking water wells and public water utilities in several regions across the United States, posing a significant threat to people's health. A new report from CPR indicates that this problem has reached Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, an agricultural area that's home to hundreds of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and millions of chickens.

Type: News Releases (Oct. 21, 2020)
PDF: Tainted Tap Report News Release
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Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

CPR Comments on DEQ Air Permit for Norfolk Naval Shipyard Power Plant

CPR analysts Darya Minovi and David Flores submitted a public comment on Virginia's draft air pollution permit for a proposed natural gas and diesel-burning power plant at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. Citing CPR's Toxic Floodwaters study of the James River Watershed, the letter explores the risks of harm that the facility and others in the area pose to the low-income and minority fenceline communities already disproportionately burdened by industrial pollution.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Oct. 7, 2020)
PDF: Comment Letter on Norfolk Naval Base Power
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Author(s): Darya Minovi, David Flores
Tags: toxic floodwaters Virginia Chesapeake
Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment

New Initiative Seeks to Secure Safe Drinking Water for Lower Eastern Shore Residents Who Rely on Private Wells

Today, the Assateague Coastal Trust, Center for Progressive Reform, Environmental Integrity Project, and University of Maryland School of Public Health launched a new initiative designed to assess and safeguard drinking water for residents of Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore who rely on private wells.

Type: News Releases (March 24, 2021)
PDF: lower-shore-safe-well-water-initiative-launch-pr-final-032421.pdf
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Categories: Energy & Environment Energy & Environment