water quality trading

Water Quality Trading Credits
4:55 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Does Water Quality Trading help reduce pollution?

Before and after pics of a farm ORSANCO worked with that had a problem with nutrient runoff.
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Tuesday morning will mark the first time companies discharging into the Ohio River Basin can buy interstate water quality credits to help farmers upstream control their pollution.

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is facilitating the trading. It says water quality trading is an "innovative market-based approach to achieving water quality goals for nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen."

Here's the thinking

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