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Street drain, stormwater runoff. Photo credit: Abramov Timur / Shutterstock

Failing to Manage Stormwater in Rhode Island

January 28, 2016

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has been called out by the federal government for years of failure to comply with the Clean Water Act, neglecting its drainage systems and allowing runoff from highways to pollute more than 200 bodies of water in our state for years on end.