1998 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: John E Sheer <jsheer@umaryland.edu>
Date: 21 Apr 1998 18:58:06
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: A Citizen's Conference on Brownfield Cleanup
The Cleanup Coalition and the University of Maryland Environmental Law
on Thursday, April 30, 1998 at Westminster Hall on Fayette and Greene
Streets in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Conference will run from
approximately 8:30 until 4:00 and will feature a variety of speakers
including Maryland Senator Brian Frosh.

The Cleanup Coalition is a new organization of community and environmental
representatives concerned about the implementation of the Voluntary
Cleanup Program in Maryland.  The Coalition will advocate citizen
interests regarding the broad policy issues that arise during
implementation of the program, participate in the public comment process
at individual sites, and sponsor educational and organizational meetings
for citizens.  The University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic is
legal counsel to the Coalition.

In the next few years, the Maryland Voluntary Cleanup Program must tackle
some very important issues.  Cleanup must be good enough to protect public
health without becoming so complicated that companies refuse to
participate.  Citizens must play an active role in reviewing cleanup plans
that can be highly technical and difficult to understand.  Companies must
understand that people live near brownfields sites and are justifiably
concerned about their health and protection of the environment.

This conference is designed as a training session that will help citizens
advocate for themselves and their families.  It will also give citizens an
opportunity to join the Cleanup Coalition and set an agenda for its future
activities.  Registration fee is $15, which includes a citizen's manual,
box lunch, and other refreshments. If you don't wish to reserve lunch,
the fee is only $10.  To register or for more information, please call
Laura Mrozek at (410) 706-8157 or e-mail her at lmrozek@law.umaryland.edu

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