2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:09:11 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Biofuels from mine-scarred lands, West Virginia
Grass in Your Gas Could Reclaim Surface Mines

Updated Wednesday, September 10, 2008 ; 05:42 PM

More than half-million doled out to research renewable energy future.

by Craig McKee
State Journal (WV)
September 10, 2008

HUNTINGTON -- Right now there are thousands of sites across the state that are deemed 'Brownfield ' sites or areas where industry has left the ground contaminated and unusable either through chemicals or leftover buildings. But there's an effort underway that could put grass in your gas tank and help clean up mining sites.

The remnants of mountain top removal are not something easily overlooked, however, a check for $550,000 presented during opening remarks at the 2008 West Virginia Brownfields Conference at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington, is the state's way of saying *lets* do something about it.

"We want to see those put back into a renewable energy product," said Randy Huffman, Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.


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Lenny Siegel
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