Michael Nutter on Environment



Continuing to make Philly waterways best is a priority

We are investing to make Philadelphia safer, cleaner and greener.

Philadelphia was named an "Emerald City" and was the only city to have accomplished all six key green infrastructure actions, which include a long-term green infrastructure plan, retention standards, reduction of existing impervious surfaces, incentives for private development, a dedicated funding source and assistance to accomplish a green infrastructure plan.

Source: 2011 Philadelphia Mayoral press release, "Green Waterways" , Nov 17, 2011

Supports antipollution EPA regulations

The City filed a motion in in defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR). CSAPR will reduce the transport of pollutants from coal-fired power plants in upwind states to downwind regions. Studies have shown that benefits far exceed the cost of compliance, and the longer polluters delay implementation of this vital rule, the longer Philadelphia residents will be denied the health and economic benefits of cleaner air.
Source: City of Philadelphia Mayoral press release , Oct 25, 2011

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