N.Y. appeals stormwater ruling; judge backs Riverkeeper, Soundkeeper on stricter permits | The Journal News

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: General

New York has appealed a court decision that eventually could require many towns, villages and cities to take more steps to curtail stormwater from washing pollution into the Hudson River, Long Island Sound and other bodies of water.

Eight environmental groups, including the Hudson Riverkeeper and the Long Island Soundkeeper, are locked in a battle with the state, charging that a stormwater system permit that municipalities must sign onto fails to do enough to ensure that oils, fertilizer, animal feces and other pollutants are stopped on their way.

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