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The Environment

Since taking office, Councilmember McDuffie has taken steps to address long standing environmental issues across Ward 5.

Eminent Domain Authorization Emergency Declaration Resolution
Provides the Mayor with the authority to exercise eminent domain over the W Street Trash Transfer Station in Brentwood.

Solid Waste Facility Permit Amendment Act
Requires DDOE and DCRA to conduct quarterly inspections of each solid waste facility and ensures that the facilities close at 7:00 PM (three hours earlier than before).

Air Quality Amendment Act
Improves DC’s response to air quality complaints, develops criteria for determining when emissions interfere with residents’ quality of life, and raises penalties for violations.