District of DeBonis: Environment


Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Anacostia River is Federal City Council’s newest focus

The buttoned-up association said Monday it is adding the restoration of the long-polluted waterway to its short list of priority issues.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:01 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 04/25/2013

D.C. takes a small step toward municipal composting

Since April 1, the Department of Public Works has accepted 177 tons of compostable waste at its Benning Road transfer station. But don't haul your personal leftovers there just yet.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:42 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Politics

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/19/2013

D.C. trash study won't focus on incinerator, official says

D.C.'s public works director said he would make it clear that a planned $300,000 study will examine all manners of waste disposal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Politics

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Money, politics and a Sustainable D.C.

Willingness to tackle green initiatives may have less to do with costs or technical feasibility, and more to do with political will.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Politics

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Vince Gray's 'sustainable' tomorrow

Mayor Vincent C. Gray aims to make the District the "the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States" by 2032.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:33 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Environment, Politics

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Incinerator study riles D.C. environmental activists

A wide-ranging group of environmental advocates are questioning the wisdom of a study of building a "waste-to-energy" facility here.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Politics

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Allen Lew will chair D.C. Water board

Amid the big announcement of a Bloomingdale flood relief plan comes other major news for the $400 million-a-year city's water and sewer utility.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Infrastructure, Politics

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Anacostia River trail system moves toward completion

The new four-mile segment unveiled Monday is a key link in a 60-mile regional trail system.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:09 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Transportation