Speaking of lawns, check out the big story in today's Post about EPA going after the pollutants that people dump on their lawns. Also, probably requiring that homeowners and developers retain stormwater on site, or slow it down a lot. There's talk of daylighting waterways that are now tunneled.
And the blowback has begun – from developers, from the lawn service industry and from Big Chem, all of whom have lobbyists. The environmentalists are unhappy, too, and email groups are buzzing with complaints that the article paints native plantings as scruffy and abandoned-looking, and overstates the cost of rain gardens. (Guilty on both charges).