The Rockwool company, which is building a controversial insulation plant in Ranson, West Virginia, has been cited by the state environmental agency for failing to ensure against stormwater runoff.
Of the alleys set to be revamped in D.C., five will feature permeable pavement, which captures and filters stormwater runoff, preventing some of it from going into the city’s combined sewer system.
Alexandria will address environmental contamination surrounding a former gas plant in Old Town.
The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority has issued the nation’s first Environmental Impact Bond, raising $25 million from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and the Calvert Foundation, and will use the proceeds for an experimental green infrastructure project.
The Potomac Conservancy has issued a scorecard on efforts in Maryland and the District of Columbia to combat the problems generated by stormwater runoff.
The county is considering a legal battle against the state to avoid charging property owners for runoff cleanup efforts.
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