|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 21 May 2008 14:57:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New York legislative reform|
Brownfield program reforms nearALBANY RALLY: Officials pushing for 20% tax credit, single state agency to administer efforts
By TOM WANAMAKER WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES (NY) MAY 21, 2008ALBANY — New York state's program to clean up brownfields could receive new energy before the state Legislature ends its session next month.
Activists and local officials from around the state converged on Albany on Tuesday to push for a two-part fix to the program, known as Brownfield Opportunity Areas.
"We are here at a time when negotiations to fix the state brownfield program are getting under way," said Jody Kass, co-director of New Partners for Community Revitalization, an advocacy group for community development. "We want to remind lawmakers and state agency officials that just a few significant reforms will have a great impact on public health, community redevelopment and economic growth across the state."
... For the entire article, see http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20080521/NEWS01/133929261 -- 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 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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