Wash. enviros pushing fee on stormwater pollution


Washington state environmentalists are backing a legislative proposal that would charge a fee on stormwater pollutants, including petroleum, fertilizers and herbicides.

The Associated Press

SEATTLE —

Washington state environmentalists are backing a legislative proposal that would charge a fee on stormwater pollutants, including petroleum, fertilizers and herbicides.

Senator Sharon Nelson of Vashon Island and Representative Timm Ormsby of Spokane unveiled the measure Monday. The so-called 2011 Clean Water Jobs Act would raise $100 million a year by charging a fee equal to 1 percent of a product’s wholesale value.

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