Mission: To provide legal service to public interest organizations and grassroots groups that seek to restore and protect the environment.
Programs: Provide legal services to public interest organizations and not-for-profit groups that seek to restore and protect the environment. Summary of mid-atlantic environmental law centers 2014 cases:mid-atlantic environmental law center, inc. (maelc), ein 51-0394016, provides free legal services to public interest organizations and associations in environmental matters. Maelc attempts to ensure that environmental requirements are met and regulations are implemented by the appropriate federal, state, or local agency. Through its program areas of government accountability and citizen enforcement, maelc works to restore and protect water, air, soil, endangered species and their habitat, and human health. This summary includes only filed cases for which maelc attorneys devoted significant attention or case resolution was achieved in 2014. It is provided as an attachment to form 990 in order to comply with rev-proc 92-59. I. Government accountabilityappeal of proposed regulations relating to concentrated animal feed lots. Maelc appealed the delaware regulations in 2010. In 2011,the regulations were amended to address environmental concerns. Monitoring of changes ended in 2012 with adoption of final regulations. Citizen advocates united to safeguard the environment, inc. V. Penna. Dep and hazleton creek properties, llc. In 2006, maelc appealed a pa dep determination of applicability to allow dumping of waste in hazleton, pa. Parties reached a settlement in 2008. Monitoring of the settlement continued in 2014. Ii. Citizen enforcement projectclean water action v. Horsehead corporation. Maelc brought action against horsehead corporation to address discharge violations impacting the ohio river. Consent decree entered in 2009. Monitoring of decree continued in 2014. Additionally, maelc participated in the following activities in 2014:reviewed permit compliance in the lower delaware river, middle and upper potomac watershed, reviewed laws, regulations, and permits governing concentrated animal feeding operations in the tri-state area, monitored changes in the stormwater regulations in delaware, and researched coastal zone laws and regulations.