Sunday 16 December 2018

Fair Farms: WNAV’s Living Green Radio Show

Betsy Nicholas, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Executive Director and BobPicCollage (1) Gallagher, Waterkeepers Chesapeake board member and Fair Farms’ steering committee member sat down with host Elvia Thompson for her Living Green radio show on WNAV (1430 AM; 99.9 FM in Annapolis).

On air, they talked about the Fair Farms campaign, the ways that we can go about fixing our food system to be more sustainable and environmentally-friendly, and how we, as consumers, can bring about necessary change by taking the Fair Farms Pledge.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW

“It is not fair that Erachem is flouting the law while most other businesses and communities are complying with their permits and making good efforts to clean up the Bay,” said David Flores, Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper for Bluewater Baltimore.

“Erachem’s pollution is seriously damaging the health of Curtis Creek and the Patapsco River. The company must upgrade its wastewater treatment systems,” he added.

READ MORE: BaltimoreBrew.com, February 1, 2016

READ Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper press statement

David Flores, the harbor waterkeeper, said he hopes the action prompts environmental regulators to intervene. "That's our goal, to have the pollution abated by any means," Flores said.

Environmental advocates argue that Erachem should not be allowed to so drasatically exceed pollution limits when other operations have spent significantly to meet the demands of a 2010 EPA directive. "That makes this so much more unfair," Flores said.

READ MORE: The Baltimore Sun, February 1, 2016

READ Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper press statement