Webinar: The Maryland Environmental Policy Act (MEPA): A Sleeping Giant

Start: Tuesday, October 06, 202010:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Tuesday, October 06, 202011:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

You are invited to attend a webinar, "The Maryland Environmental Policy Act: A Sleeping Giant," with speakers Russell Stevenson, Professor from Practice at Georgetown Law School and Evan Isaacson, Director of Policy and Research at Chesapeake Legal Alliance.

In 1973, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), which stated: "Each person has a fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful environment”. To implement and enforce this right, every agency in the State of Maryland was to "identify, develop and adopt methods and procedures". To date, most agencies have not done that, and MEPA is mostly dormant.

Come learn about the as-yet unrealized powers of MEPA, what we can do together to reinvigorate the realization of this fundamental and inalienable right, and what the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights is planning.