Gov. Martin O'Malley's stance on the Eastern Shore farm pollution lawsuit ("O'Malley criticizes UMB for lawsuit," Nov. 18), is troubling on many levels. First of all, one of the governor's "15 Strategic Policy Goals" (as taken from his website) is to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay by 2020. For someone who is so committed to the health of Maryland waters, I find it curious that the governor has taken such a stance against UMB law students assisting in prosecuting those who may be contributing to the pollution in the Pocomoke River.
Although the governor refers to the Waterkeeper Alliance as "deep-pocketed litigants," according to their website they share the same goal as the governor, which is clean water. Perhaps the poultry giant Perdue Farms is the real villain. As part of "big-ag," Perdue has the financial resources to control politicians and influence the laws that govern our environment to suit its needs, despite the harm done to people, water and animals.