Faculty in the News - Archive
Monday, October 29, 2007Professor Jane BarrettWBAL-TV, Ch. 11; WBALTV.com
– Environmental activists and residents are concerned about a creek off the Choptank River in the town of Cambridge where a former manufactured gas plant produced a byproduct called coal tar. Coal tar can cause cancer in the lungs, skin, and urinary tract. The site’s owner plans to remove the coal tar sludge this year. Jane Barrett, JD, associate professor at the School of Law and director of the Environmental Law Clinic, said dredging always carries a risk. "Every time you’re moving it, you’re stirring it up and you’re creating additional exposure," she said.
Sunday, October 28, 2007Professor Jane BarrettThe Baltimore Sun
– The often-delicate subject of the impact farmland runoff has on the Chesapeake Bay will be front and center at a summit this week on the Eastern Shore. The Waterkeeper Alliance, the sponsor of the event, points to agricultural runoff, most of which comes from poultry litter from Eastern Shore operations, as the primary source of pollution in the bay. Jane Barrett, JD, associate professor at the School of Law and director of the Environmental Law Clinic, will take part in the conference.
Thursday, October 25, 2007Professor Sherrilyn IfillThe Daily Record
– Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, professor at the School of Law, is co-chair of the Task Force on Voting Irregularities, which will hold its first public hearing Monday night at Bowie State University. The task force will hear members of the public speak about any problems they may have encountered when voting in the 2006 primary and general elections. The task force will compile a report detailing irregularities in the 2006 elections and make recommendations to resolve those problems. The task force’s findings are to be presented to the governor, attorney general, and legislative leaders by early next year.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerWUSA-TV, Ch. 9
- There has been a dramatic increase in the number of names on the federal government’s terror watch list, and a congressional hearing took place today to look at what’s behind the increase. "The list is up to 800,000 people right now, and people are predicting it soon will become a million. When you have that many people on a terror watch list it virtually becomes useless," said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007Professor Michael Greenberger"Marketplace Morning Report," WAMU-FM 88.5 (broadcast on 330 public radio stations nationwide)
- Congress wants to prevent inflated natural gas prices from investment manipulation, along the lines of what happened with hedge fund Amaranth Advisors. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, and a former director for trading and markets for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said Amaranth inflated natural gas prices by trading on unregulated exchanges. "They’ve only been able to do it because they know that no one’s been looking over their shoulder," Greenberger said.
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