EPA's Storm Water Program Needs Overhaul: Report

Law360, New York (October 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A new report is calling for “radical changes” to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's storm water program after finding that increased water volume and pollutants from storm water have degraded water quality and habitats in virtually every urban stream system.

This significant overhaul is necessary in order to reverse degradation of fresh water resources and ensure progress toward the Clean Water Act's goal of "fishable and swimmable" waters, according to the report, released Wednesday by the nonprofit National Research Council, which provides science, technology and health...
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