Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Irony du Jour

Federal agencies located in Washington, DC contend that they shouldn't be required to pay fees associated with new federally-mandated DC environmental stormwater regulations designed to help restore the Anacostia River.  The dispute apparently hinges on whether the Impervious Area Charge is defined legally as a tax or a fee.   The legal argument actually has national implications, as disputes over stormwater fees are not limited to Washington, DC.  Read more on this story here and here.

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