ANS comments to Maryland Department of the Environment on draft water quality nutrient trading regulations

On July 6th, ANS joined 17 other organizations and the Choose Clean Water Coalition in submitting comments to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) on its proposed draft water quality nutrient trading regulations. Nutrient trading credit could provide a lower-cost way to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, but if it’s not implemented under a very careful set of regulations and protections it could have unintended consequences that backfire for local clean water.

Learn more about nutrient trading at this excellent blog post from the Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition: Pollution trading: risky scheme or market-based solution? (4/28/17).

Click here to read our July 6th comment letter.

About Eliza Cava

Eliza Cava is the ANS Director of Conservation, where she leads our MD & DC policy, advocacy, and conservation outreach work, supervises our citizen science programs and VA advocacy work, and supports Woodend restoration as a demonstration landscape for the region.

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