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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Water Pollution: Some States Have Trading Programs to Help Address Nutrient Pollution, but Use Has Been Limited

Title:
Water Pollution: Some States Have Trading Programs to Help Address Nutrient Pollution, but Use Has Been Limited

Abstract:
Nitrogen and phosphorus naturally occur in water bodies such as rivers and lakes. Wastewater from factories and runoff from streets and farms can add more of these nutrients to water bodies, degrading water quality. Some states limit the amount of nutrients that certain pollution sources can discharge. Eleven states have "credit trading" programs that allow sources to meet their limits by buying credits from sources that are below their limits. While few pollution sources have traded credits, the programs offered flexibility to some sources to meet their limits until they can upgrade their pollution removal technology.

URL:
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-84

Source:
Government Accountability Office

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
October 16, 2017

Associated Sectors:

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