Streamlining the Environmental Permitting Process
The Maryland Chamber has joined with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Commission for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities (CEJSC) to co-sponsor a business and environmental justice summit.
“Bringing Businesses and Communities Together in Protecting the Environment: Streamlining the Environmental Permitting Process” will examine the ways that businesses and communities across Maryland can work together to promote environmental justice and protect its citizens. The discussion will explore what “environmental justice” means for the state and how enhance communication between community and business can help accelerate the permitting process while protecting communities.
The event will dig deeper into the idea that open communication between businesses and communities at the start of the permitting process is a proven successful strategy for creating stronger relationships, more positive comes, more community support and less litigation. The state has a goal of streamlining the permitting process in a manner that will prove beneficial for both businesses and communities.
Lt. Governor Anthony Brown will provide opening remarks, and the keynote speech will be provided by Sue Briggum, Vice President at Waste Management Inc., “Why Business Engagement with the Community Makes Sense”
Please come and join the discussion.
Bringing Businesses and Communities Together in Protecting the Environment: Streamlining the Environmental Permitting Process
Department of Business & Economic Development
World Trade Center
17th Floor Conference Room
401 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
June 11, 2012 at 10 a.m.