Government can pay storm water fees
The federal government can now pay local storm water fees that will help Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.
Sen. Ben Cardin plans to hold a round-table discussion with state and federal officials in College Park on Thursday to discuss the bill signed into law last week by President Obama that enables federal agencies to pay the fees.
Cardin says the law affects jurisdictions nationwide, particularly the District, which is owed $2.4 million.
Federal officials told the District last year that the Constitution prohibits the federal government from paying taxes levied by state and local governments. Storm water runoff is the fastest-growing source of pollution in the Chesapeake watershed, and the federal government is a major landowner in the region.
Posted by: RSGillard | January 13, 2011 11:11 AM | Report abuse
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