Retail Sprawl Impairing Nation’s Waterways

Date: 1 Sep 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As big box stores and chain retailers consume more and more undeveloped land, polluted runoff from their parking lots is placing an ever greater burden on the nation’s rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. Storm water control measures and filtration systems produce only modest improvement, according to experts. A better solution is to channel commerce back into compact downtowns and neighborhood business districts, which are far less polluting. … Read More