March Updates

28 March 2019
The Clean Chesapeake Coalition filed a Motion to Intervene in the Petition for Declaratory Order by Exelon Generation Company now pending before the Federal Regulatory Commission.


Bills of Interest

Annapolis TestimonyHouse Bills 1 & 40 / Senate Bill 145, Prohibition on Dredging Buried Shell at Man O'War Shoals
OPPOSE
- Written Testimony: House and Senate
- Oral Testimony: House and Senate

House Bill 298 / Senate Bill 448, Tributary-Scale Sanctuaries
OPPOSE - VETO REQUESTED
- Written Testimony: House and Senate
- Oral Testmony: House
- Read the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition Testimny here.
Favorable report with ammendments by both Committees, vote tally here and here.

House Bill 348 / Senate Bill 362, Shell as Substrate
SUPPORT
- Written Testimony: House and Senate
- Oral Testimony: Senate
Unfavorable report by Committee - withdrawn.

Senate Bill 683
SUPPORT
- Written Testimony: Senate

House Bill 720 / Senate Bill 830, FMP for Oysters
OPPOSE
- Written Testimony: Senate

House Bill 921 / Senate Bill 1036, Conowingo WQC - Debris Removal
SUPPORT
- Written Testimony: House

Also of Interest:
House Joint Resolution 8 / Senate Joint Resolution 4, Conowingo Dam - Pollution Cleanup
SUPPORT


12 March 2019
Study Says Flooding Cost Annapolis up to $170K a Year

Chesapeake Bay Magazine

11 March 2019
Exelon, MD Spar Over Who is Responsible for Nutrients Passing Over Dam
Bay Journal

Property Values Endangered Along Coast Due to Sea Level Rise: Report
DelMarVa Now

10 March 2019
Senators Join Effort to Boost Funding for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup
Daily Press

9 March 2019
Draft Oyster Management Plan Published Among Debate in General Assembly
Capital Gazette

8 March 2019
Harrisonburg Public Works Starts New Project to Help Local Watershed
WHSV 3

7 March 2019
Fees and Bans Reduce Plastic Pollution, Change Behavior
Bay Journal

6 March 2019
Chicken-Rendering Plant Expansion Draws Critics on Eastren Shore
Bay Journal

5 March 2019
Maryland Senate Passes Proposed Styrofoam Ban
The Hill

4 March 2019
Farmers See Major Improvements in New Clean Water Proposal
Penn Live

1 March 2019
State, Federal Efforts Take Aim at Conowingo Dam
Kent County News