Sunday, January 20, 2008

Curbing Toxic Runoff

How about swimming and surfing in clean waters for a change?
"California Commits to Significantly Reducing Storm Water Pollution," writes Treehugger. "After years of unsuccessfully prodding, environmental groups scored a victory last Friday when they reached an agreement with Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation, that would see the government agency reduce storm water pollution by 20% below 1994 levels. The agreement would prevent millions of gallons of runoff from state highways in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from flowing into local estuaries and beaches." At last. More via LATimes.
photo of Santa Monica's SMURFF LA Frog