E&E - Pair of Dems try again on 'green infrastructure' stormwater bill

Written by Annie Snider, E&E reporter

Cross-posted on E&E. Read original post here.

With U.S. EPA's work on a national stormwater regulation stalled, a pair of congressional Democrats are trying again to move a bill aimed at spurring innovative solutions to one of the country's largest water pollution problems. 

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) this week reintroduced their "Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act" (S. 1677, H.R. 3449), aimed at encouraging the use of tools such as swales, green roofs and pervious pavement to soak up polluted stormwater runoff. Proponents of so-called green infrastructure say that it can be less expensive than massive concrete projects and bring additional benefits to neighborhoods...

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