2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 08:39:36 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] New York releases funds
Funds to aid pollution cleanups
$829,000 awarded locally as state leaders agree on grants to help with 
brownfield sites

Albany Times Union (NY)
March 8, 2008

ALBANY -- Millions of dollars under an innovative state law meant to 
help local communities clean polluted industrial legacies emerged late 
Friday after nearly three years frozen in bureaucratic limbo.

The state's three most powerful politicians -- Gov. Eliot Spitzer, 
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. 
Bruno -- agreed to release $7.25 million under the Brownfield 
Opportunity Area program.

"We are happy that the money is finally going to be released to 
communities that have been waiting," said Mathy Stanislaus, co-director 
of New Partners for Community Revitalization, a not-for-profit lobbying 
group that complained about the logjam earlier this week.

The program, the first of its kind in the nation when adopted in 2003, 
is intended to help low-income communities plan cleanups of multiple 
brownfield sites.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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