|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:09:11 -0700 (PDT)|
|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, 2008HUNTINGTON -- 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.
... For the entire article, see http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=43824 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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