20 May '11, 8pm

[email protected] Steps Up Its Support for #Green Infrastructure as Weapon against Polluted #Stormwater

In a few months, the EPA will release new draft rules aimed at reducing stormwater—one of the largest sources of pollution in America’s lakes, bays, and beaches. NRDC is pushing hard to have green roofs, pocket parks, rain gardens, and other green infrastructure solutions play a major role in those new national rules, which will update approaches designed more than twenty years ago. The good news is that the EPA isn’t waiting for the new rules to enhance its promotion of green infrastructure solutions. It has already begun beating the drum—sending a clear signal that green infrastructure is a critical weapon in the fight against polluted water. Just before Earth Day, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson gave a speech in Philadelphia celebrating that city’s leadership in embracing green infrastructure solutions. “The green infrastructure changes you’ve made since 2006 have saved ...

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