|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 22 Jun 2008 14:20:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Connecticut "prizes land preservation over redeveloping brownfields"|
State prizes land preservation over redeveloping brownfields BY PAUL HUGHES WATERBURY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN (CT) June 21, 2008HARTFORD -- State spending on brownfields hardly stacks up to the mountains of money going to green spaces in tight-packed Connecticut.
Spending patterns reflect state priorities, and the spreadsheet shows sparing land from development rates much, much higher than redeveloping polluted properties in the third-smallest and fourth most densely developed state in the country.
The State Bond Commission approved nearly $300 million in last 10 years for land preservation -- and a little more than $47 million for cleaning up brownfields for reuse.
Spending on land conservation jumped after laws passed in the late 1990s committed the state to setting aside 21 percent of Connecticut's nearly 3.6 million acres as open spaces. The state is almost three-quarters of the way there.
... For the entire article, see http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2008/06/21/news/349692.txt -- 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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