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Thursday, April 19, 2007

NRDC + EPA Sign Green Infrastructure Agreement

Some exciting news came out of Pittsburgh today. The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Protection Agency. signed a "statement of intent" to pursue green infrastructure approaches in cities in order to "to reduce sewer overflows and stormwater pollution."

The statement was also co-signed by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators (ASIWPCA) and the Low Impact Development (LID) Center.

The article continues: "The impetus for this agreement began with NRDC's Rooftops to Rivers report, which recognizes forward-thinking communities across the US who are already using green infrastructure approaches to restore their waterways. This new partnership represents an important first step in providing much-need support for additional urban and suburban communities to implement green solutions."

We should also note that Darla Ingliss, Mike Cox and Steve Moddemeyer, all of Seattle Public Utilities, were peer reviewers for the report.

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