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District considers styrofoam container ban

Mayor Vincent Gray has 11 pieces of environmental legislation on his plate, but the one receiving the most attention is a proposed ban on styrofoam food and drink containers. A ban on styrofoam, proponents claim, would reduce pollution in… Read More

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Survey finds that the tax on disposable bags in D.C. is working

The Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act of 2009 (the Bag Law), which required businesses selling food or alcohol in the District to charge customers a five cent fee for a disposable bag, has reduced the use of… Read More

Environmental groups prepare lawsuit against Sanitary Commission for release of pollutants into Potomac

The Environmental Integrity Project, Potomac Riverkeeper, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation have filed a notice announcing their intention to sue the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The three environmental groups claim that the WSSC has been releasing solid… Read More