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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.
    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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