Friday, January 13, 2017

Could Drones Help Protect the Chesapeake Bay?

Aerial photos are used at present to track pollution into the Chesapeake Bay. Could drones help?

Aerial photos have been a part of environmental litigation for decades, but advocates say they are becoming even more important because of privacy concerns and so-called “ag-gag” laws in effect in several states now that forbid citizens from going on a farm property to take photographs or videos. More than half of the states have enacted restrictions on drones and their use for photography, though not Maryland or Virginia — yet.

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