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Three Strengths and Weaknesses of Water Quality Trading Policies

April 26, 2018

What types of environmental policies are protecting your local waterways? When the US Environmental Protection Agency was first created, most regulations followed a command-and-control model in which polluters must meet requirements individually. Today, market-based environmental policies are increasingly popular. Todd … Continued

What 10 Years of Georgia Water Utility Data can Reveal

April 3, 2018

Co-author Neil Sullivan is a Rates Specialist at the Environmental Finance Center. Since 2007, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been conducting water and wastewater rate surveys in Georgia. With support from the … Continued

Environmental Infrastructure Programs under the Omnibus Budget Bill

April 2, 2018

On Friday, March 23, President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion FY 2018 spending bill that will fund the federal government through September 30.   This budget funds several environmental infrastructure programs that help communities pay for crucial services such as water and wastewater.  … Continued

Scraps to Savings: Composting in Communities

January 31, 2018

Could mandatory composting be implemented in a municipality, and if so, what could this mean for communities? To answer this, we can look to San Francisco, the first U.S. city to implement a large scale composting collection program.