Lisa Stiffler: Journalism fellow, writes about pressing issues in the Northwest, like polluted stormwater that runs into Puget Sound, or harmful BPA in baby products. Before joining the Sightline team, Stiffler was a reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for ten years, most of them spent covering environmental issues. Email: lisa [at] sightline [dot] org.
Filtering polluted stormwater through soil makes it non-lethal for fish.
New research bolsters the case for roof runoff for irrigation—with some notes of caution.
The EPA promotes penalties to reach industrial stormwater compliance. Others call for cajoling.
Stringent regs withstand a challenge by Puget Sound cities and counties.
Washington's monitoring program promises to be smart and effective.
Puget Sound stormwater permits have been tied up in legal challenges—but a ruling is coming soon.
Northwest leaders share their strategies for getting rain garden support.
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Check out the new well-illustrated rain garden guidebook for the Northwest.
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