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H.R. 5684

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 5366

ELR Congressional Update

Blue Water Baltimore v. Wheeler

ELR Case

A district court denied summary judgment in a challenge to EPA's approval of Maryland's 2018 water quality report, which reclassified 139 impairment listings based on TMDLs set by the Agency for the entire Chesapeake Bay. Environmental...

Virginia: Quality

ELR State Update Item

H. Res. 912

ELR Congressional Update

Green Infrastructure for Chesapeake Stormwater Management in a Changing Climate

ELR Article

One of the greatest impacts of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed will be the need for stormwater management. With green infrastructure, the Chesapeake region is in position to take national leadership on the issue of...

American Farm Bureau Federation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Third Circuit upheld EPA's TMDL plan for the Chesapeake Bay against challenges from farmer and home building groups. The TMDL—the largest ever developed by EPA—identifies necessary pollution reductions of nitrogen, phosphorus, and...

S. 1000, Chamber Action

ELR Congressional Update

Sierra Club v. Dominion Cove Point LNG, L.P.

ELR Case

A Maryland appellate court held that a liquid natural gas (LNG) shipping terminal may export natural gas from its facility on the Chesapeake Bay. In 2005, the terminal entered into an agreement with an environmental group that set forth...