Stormwater bill passes Senate

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(Host) The Senate has overwhelming passed legislation to clean up stormwater pollution and remove legal roadblocks to development. The bill tries to build on the work done last year by the Water Resources Board, which looked at the science and technology of stormwater control.

Chittenden County Senator Ginny Lyons told the Senate that the legislation aims to clean up streams damaged by runoff from city streets and parking lots.

(Lyons) “This bill deals with how to mitigate the effects of stormwater, as stormwater runs into streams of the state. In particular, the bill deals with cleaning up those waterways that are currently impaired.”

(Host) The Senate passed the measure on a unanimous vote. It now must be reconciled with a House bill that passed last week.

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