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April 15, 2010

Stormwater cleanup funding fails in Olympia

  • This was the second year environmentalists pushed the oil products tax hike, which they said would raise millions annually for water cleanup projects.
  • By PHUONG LE
    Associated Press Writer

    Environmentalists chalked up some victories this legislative session, but failed on a key measure to raise the tax on oil products to pay for stormwater cleanup.

    Lawmakers passed the nation's first ban on copper brake pads; approved a statewide program requiring light manufacturers to pay to recycle mercury; and banned the chemical bisphenol A from children's drink containers and sports bottles.


     
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