Maryland range protection bill
The Maryland Senate has voted to expand its range protection law -- the bill now moves on to the Assembly.
At least as I read the pdf file, the statute already banned landowners from bringing a nuisance action against a range if the range was already there when the landowner acquired the land -- no "coming to the nuisance," as the common law doctrine is known. (As I recall, the usual rule was that you couldn't come to the nuisance and then sue, but there was an exception if the general nature of land use in the area had changed). The amendment makes the statutory protection apply to local governments as well. I'd assume there was some local problem with those governments, but don't know what it was.