2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 05:59:00 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] New York - distri bution of funds
Local leaders want region helped with brownfield money

By Bill Michelmore
Buffalo News (NY)
June 11, 2008

Political leaders from Erie and Niagara counties stood in the shadow of a derelict building in downtown North Tonawanda this afternoon and sent a unified message to the State Legislature for a fairer share of brownfield cleanup money.

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown said Erie County has received less than 3 percent of the money and Niagara County only one tenth of one percent of the state's $1 billion Brownfield Cleanup Program.

Even so, Buffalo has turned more than 400 acres of former brownfield property into shovel-ready land for development, Brown said.


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NORTH TONAWANDA: Officials show displeasure over brownfield moratorium

By Neale Gulley
Niagara Gazette (NY)
June 12 2008

Money intended to redevelop industrial property statewide has dried up and regional politicians have formed a coalition of sorts. The group held a press conference Wednesday at the former Remington-Rand building on Sweeney Street in North Tonawanda, now the site of a proposed $15 million in renovations.

Many of the region’s top politicians, including Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Mayor Paul Dyster of Niagara Falls and Niagara County Legislature Chairman William Ross were in attendance, along with at least half a dozen others.

They spoke of two major projects in Niagara County — one the bid to develop the Rand property and a separate proposal by the Canadian company Northern Ethanol to relocate to Niagara Falls. Both projects, eligible for significant tax credits, are being held up as Albany goes back to the drafting tables over the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program.


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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