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New York City's Smaller Wetlands Remain Unprotected

Article: New York City's Smaller Wetlands Remain Unprotected

NEW YORK, New York, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – It’s hard to image standing in midtown Manhattan, but wetlands do exist within New York City, and they both protect the city and need protection themselves, according to a report released Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Many New Yorkers don’t realize there are thousands of acres…

Portland Malls, Hotels Now Need Permits for Stormwater Discharge

Article: Portland Malls, Hotels Now Need Permits for Stormwater Discharge

PORTLAND, Maine, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Properties with more than one acre of impervious area, such as parking lots and large roofs, must from now on apply for a Clean Water Act permit for stormwater discharges to Long Creek, which drains a watershed in the Portland metropolitan area. Long Creek does not meet required…