Wash. State Adds Teeth To Runoff Pollution Controls

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 5:16 PM EST) -- Ending a yearlong legal challenge to a Washington State Department of Transportation permit governing the management of the state's highway system, state officials and local conservation advocates have come to terms on a settlement that will beef up state-funded projects improving stormwater infrastructure to reduce pollution caused by rainwater runoff.

Environmental group Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and Washington's DOT and Department of Ecology reached an agreement Tuesday that requires the highway department to retrofit stormwater management infrastructure along existing highways whenever it embarks on a new construction...
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