2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:28:43 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Michigan bonds
Keep cleanup funds coming

Detroit Free Press
April 21, 2008

Michigan has done far too little to rebuild its cities -- places that 
will determine the state's economic future. Instead of investing in 
education, transit and urban centers that attract young, skilled 
workers, the state cut revenue sharing and undertook an unfocused and 
largely unsuccessful Cool Cities initiative.

However, one urban initiative that Michigan has done well is the 
redevelopment of brownfield sites. The state has become a national 
leader over the last two decades, spending more than $900 million to 
clean up 1,800 contaminated sites, sparking an estimated $3.1 billion of 
investment and creating more than 15,000 jobs, according to the Michigan 
Department of Environmental Quality.


For the entire editorial, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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