$350M A Year Sought To Revive Brownfields Program

Law360, New York (February 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would channel $350 million to revive the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields program to clean and rebuild abandoned industrial sites.

The Brownfields Reauthorization Act, sent to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday, would reauthorize the program, which expired in September 2006. The original provision, passed in 1995, directed the EPA to provide state and local governments with the necessary funding to redevelop idle and contaminated sites.

“The legislation will revitalize neighborhoods, put dormant...
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