2017 Legislative Victory
Protecting Public Health and the Potomac River from Sewage Dumping
When it rains, polluted stormwater rushes into storm drains and Alexandria’s combined sewer system (CSS), dumping untreated sewage directly into the Potomac River.
In this issue: Oil trains in Baltimore, a canceled incineration contract in DC, a rain Garden in Capitol Heights, 2015 Virginia endorsements, an more.
Baltimore Officials Lead on Water
On September 9, while the U.S. House was voting 262-152 to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from fixing the Clean Water Act so small streams and wetlands are once again protected, Baltimore took a strong stand for clean water. Baltimore City Council members voted unanimously for a resolution supporting EPA’s clean water rule.