Crag’s client, the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, just settled a Clean Water Act enforcement actions against the Oregon Department of Transportation. NEDC and Crag provided notice of intent to sue ODOT to enforce the terms of its Clean Water Act stormwater permit. The settlement avoids litigation and commits ODOT to investing $10 million over five years to install improved stormwater treatment and control systems. The agreement also calls for increased monitoring and studies assessing the impact of stormwater on water quality.
The Oregonian’s story can be found here.
NEDC has more information up on its web site.