Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Runoff Polutions: State and Local Governments side with Builders

Environmentalists seek 'low impact' mandates Governments side with builders


Gov. Chris Gregoire made restoring Puget Sound a key part of her environmental policy.

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is known as one of the greenest mayors in the country.

And King County Executive Ron Sims has long labored to make sure people know he loves the Earth.

Yet who's standing in the way of requiring building techniques that a growing chorus of scientists says could rein in the largest source of most of Puget Sound's worst pollutants?

Gregoire's Ecology Department. And the city of Seattle. And King County. And Tacoma, and Pierce and Snohomish counties, and other local governments.

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