NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC) AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE CENTER (EDC) FILE LAWSUIT TARGETING URBAN AND FOREST ROAD RUNOFF
NRDC and EDC have joined forces to file a lawsuit challenging the failure of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to comply with a court order on stormwater pollution, issued more than ten
years ago. The original court order was the result of a lawsuit that the same organizations won in
2003. This suit, like the last one, seeks to strengthen standards to prevent pollution from stormwater,
one of the nation’s most widespread forms of water pollution. In particular, the lawsuit targets runoff from storms...
Stormwater “is one of the most significant sources of water
pollution in the nation, at times comparable to, if not greater than, contamination from industrial and sewage sources.”
Stormwater picks up contaminants, including metals, algae-promoting nutrients,
used motor oil, bacteria, pesticides, and trash, that flow untreated through municipal storm sewer pipes directly into our waterways.
URBAN RUNOFF Urban runoff is the prime cause of beach
closings around the country,--storm sewer systems (MS4s) collect
stormwater from developed areas and discharge it to nearby streams, rivers, lakes,and coastal waters.
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-- Ensuring StrongerStormwater Protections EDC Lawsuit
Ensuring Stronger Stormwater Protections-- EDC Lawsuit to U.S. EPA