Re: What's happening in your state?
15 Oct 1997 14:00:14

From: Willamette Riverkeeper <>

EPA brownfields money in Portland has gone to the City's Department of
Transportation. Thewre has been little community involvement (nearly
token), while the city continues to focus primarily redevelopment of areas
that would likely be devel;oped anyway and happen to be along the river in
the wealthiest zipcode in Portland. Job training? I don't think so. Local
empowerment in affected communities? Dream on.


At 09:49 AM 10/13/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I have often observed that U.S. EPA's national leadership around
>Brownfield revitalization sometimes confuses people. Brownfields cleanup
>is typically regulated by state environmental agencies and development
>is organized by private corporations, non-profit agencies, and local
>government, subject to the guidance of local land use planning
>jurisdictions. Thus, while national legislative and administrative
>decisions around Superfund and other laws influence Brownfields
>activity, keys environmental decisions are constantly being made by the
>state, tribes, and territories.
>CAREER/PRO would like this newsgroup to help monitor those decisions?
>What's happening in your state? Is it good or bad? How does it differ
>from national trends? It's hard for anyone, even associations of state
>officials and high-priced newsletters that cover these issues, to keep
>track. So we invite you to chip in with your own reports. They don't
>have to be comprehensive. They can be opinionated. Just try to keep them
>as accurate as you can.
>I'll be kicking this effort off with a couple of postings on California.
>Stay tuned.
>Lenny Siegel
>Director, SFSU CAREER/PRO (and Pacific Studies Center)
>c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041
>Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
>Fax: 650/968-1126
>Effective August 2, 1997, "415" area code numbers for the area south of
>San Francisco, including Mountain View, have changed to "650." However,
>"415" may be used until February 1, 1998.

"the battle for the environment [is] the ultimate civil rights and human
rights contest,a struggle to maintain public control over publicly owned
resources against special interests that would monopolize, segregate, and
liquidate them for cash."
---- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"We must be astute to see that preservation is far easier than correction,
perceptive enough to realize that in the Willamette River we still have more
to preserve than to correct, and bold enough to act accordingly."
--- Oregon Governor Tom McCall, 1967

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