ALEI hosts an Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference each November. This event attracts agricultural professionals, attorneys, educators, environmentalists, farmers, policymakers, and students to discuss the complex intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland. ALEI prides itself on hosting an event that brings farming and conservation experts together in a forum that allows for an exchange of ideas and education for conference attendees on current legal topics of interest.
November 2, 2020
2 p.m – 2:50 p.m
Lindsay Reames, Director of Sustainability and External Relations for Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association. Click here for the MD & VA Milk Producers Cooperative Association Presentation
Nicole Cook, Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist, Agriculture Law Education Initiative
Brooks Long, Co-Owner and Farmer, Deliteful Dairy
3 p.m. – 3:50pm
Samantha Campbell, President, Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment
Margaret Todd, Research Assistant, Agriculture Law Education Initiative. Click here for the Eastern Shore Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program Presentation
Holly Porter, Executive Director, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc
Suzanne Dorsey, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment. Click here for the Lower Eastern Shore Ambient Air Monitoring Project Presentation
November 9, 2020
The Conowingo Dam Settlement- Litigation, Opposition and Re-Licensing (Click here for the webinar recording)
2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Charles “Chip” MacLeod, Clean Chesapeake Coalition. Click here for the The Conomingo Dam Settlement Litigation, Opposition and Relicensing
Jonathan May, Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Department of the Environment. Click here for the Conowingo Dam Water Quality Certification Litigation & Settlement
This panel will focus on the Conowingo Dam settlement and specifically touch upon the litigation, settlement, opposition to the settlement and the status of the relicensing of the Dam.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, et. al. v. EPA- A Case to Require a Watershed Wide Effort to Reach 2025 Bay Restoration Goals (Click here for the webinar recording)
3 p.m. – 3:50pm
Jon Mueller, Vice-President of Litigation for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Click here for the Enforcement of the Chesapeake Bay Agreements & the Bay Total Maximum Daily Load
November 16, 2020
Waters of the US: From Obama to Trump Understanding How the Rule Impacts Agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic (Click here to access the webinar recording)
2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Matthew Leopold, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Don Parish, Senior Director of Regulatory Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation
Matt Pluta, Choptank Riverkeeper and Director of Riverkeeper Programs
This panel will highlight changes from the 2015 Waters of the US Rule to the changes made recently under the Trump administration.
Developing Topics in Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Law (Click here to access the webinar recording)
3 p.m – 3:50 p.m.
Kelly Nuckolls, Policy Specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension Legal Specialist, ALEI, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College ParkClick here to download the Developing Topics in Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Law Presentation
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