Charlotte developers, environmentalists differ on stormwater proposal

by Steve Harrison (Charlotte Observer)

The Charlotte City Council will consider next month extending a policy that allows developers to pay a fee instead of controlling stormwater when redeveloping land – a decision environmentalists say could allow more pollutants to flow into the city’s streams.

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Shannon Binns is the executive director of Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit that lobbies local governments to make what it says are environmentally correct decisions.

“We urge you to vote against allowing (developers) to pay a fee,” Binns said. “Doing business comes with responsibility.”

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