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Stevenson and Isaacson MDEHR MEPA webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Shari Glenn
22:30
Shari Glenn (she/her) League of Women Voters
Veronika Carella
22:40
Veronika Carella, Legislative Director, Maryland Children's Environmental Health Coalition (MD CEHC). Former MD CEHPAC Commissioner (2008-May 2020)
Elle Bassett
23:03
Elle Bassett, Miles-Wye Riverkeeper, ShoreRivers
Wandra Ashley-Williams
23:14
Wandra Ashley-Williams, Climate XChange Maryland
Jodi Rose - IPC
23:33
Jodi Rose, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
Charles Conklin
24:05
Charlie Conklin - I represent the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy and Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake Bay
Claire Miller
24:52
If you are just joining us, please put your name and the organizations you are affiliated with in the chat.
Sharon Davlin
24:58
Sharon Davlin, Baltimore Zero Waste-CWA, Indivisible Towson.
Claire Miller
25:25
Claire Miller, Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights
Emily Ranson
25:35
Emily Ranson, Clean Water Action
Jen Brock-Cancellieri
26:00
Morning. Jen Brock-Cancellieri, High Street Strategies representing MDEHR.
Sara Robinson
26:28
Sara Robinson, Little Falls Watershed Alliance
gary allen
27:09
Please share paper again -Gary Allen
Maggie Ostdahl
27:17
Maggie Ostdahl, National Aquarium conservation policy manager
Claire Miller
27:32
We will be sharing Russ Stevenson's paper after the webinar
paul walker, sierra club catoctin group, md
27:36
paul walker, group chair, sierra club catoctin group (Frederick/Carroll County), md
Hannah Brubach (She/Her)
30:46
Hannah Brubach, Chesapeake Legal Alliance
Kyle Hart
31:05
Kyle Hart, National Parks Conservation Association
nina cardin
31:33
If you have any questions as the presentation progresses, please write them here. We will monitor this chat and hope to get to all your questions.
nina cardin
38:54
DOE = MD Dept of ENvironment
ethan | he, him
58:41
Does anyone know the name of the law that passed in New Jersey?
Morgan Johnson
58:43
An article about the NJ bill: https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2020/08/27/new-jersey-legislature-sends-groundbreaking-environmental-justice-bill-to-governors-desk-1313030
ethan | he, him
58:57
Thank you
Claire Miller
59:16
To reinvigorate MEPA, do we need to address the limitations that the General Assembly took to limit the use of EERs?
Veronika Carella
59:24
Regarding Evan's discussion on data sharing and public input. Maryland issued its FINAL Health in All Policies Workgroup. I worked on the section for data sharing. We offered a model of participation and data sharing. Report and info at url: https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/26excom/defunct/html/20healinall.html
nina cardin
01:01:19
Veronika, thanks! it could be a model for reinvigorating MEPA usage, putting them in rules and regulations of the agencies - we will talk about Petition for Rule-making to make agencies create those standards
gary allen
01:03:11
We will need legislative leadership support to move forward
nina cardin
01:03:57
some advances can be made through regulations without legislation - through Petitions for Rule-making.
Barb
01:04:53
What about the Public Service Commission - shouldn't they also have regulations as per MEPA?
Evan Isaacson
01:07:15
PSC is a good one
Jamie DeMarco
01:08:20
Is there discussion of bringing a law suit against the state for failing to implement MEPA in all the agencies?
peggy meyer
01:10:45
What about local? Could MEPA help with Ban the Burn that Baltimore City council is now considering or is it too late?
Jodi Rose - IPC
01:10:48
who have you been talking to at MDE?
Morgan Johnson
01:11:02
Please share! Thank you.
gary allen
01:11:16
agree
Veronika Carella
01:11:23
CEJSC and CEHPAC (state mandated commissions) should also be involved in asking the agencies to write these MEPA based regulations. Perhaps we could educate the commissions and councils.
Jodi Rose - IPC
01:11:49
You're talking to a good person!
Mike Koob, MACS of Frederick County
01:12:12
Are county and city agencies included in MEPA?
Kathy Phillips
01:13:01
Veronica - yes indeed! I’m part of a workgroup meeting with Secretary Grumbles about the CEJSC and happy to start the conversation. Evan - we should talk about this before my next meeting with MDE about the CEJSC.
ethan | he, him
01:16:28
Would it be helpful if members of the public, for example students, reached out to these three departments and asked how they have used MEPA?
Evan Isaacson
01:17:04
Local governments are not included within MEPA
ethan | he, him
01:22:04
Thank you all!
gary allen
01:22:31
It stretched my mind