|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 5 Mar 2014 07:43:16 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York oil spill fund|
Variety of Projects Vying for Grants From $19.5 Million Oil Spill Fund By KIA GREGORY New York Times March 4, 2014For decades, oil seeped from the refineries that once occupied parts of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and pooled under nearby homes and businesses, into a plume roughly the expanse of 50 football fields.
The total oil spill, estimated at 17 million to 30 million gallons, remains one of the largest in United States history, a distinction the neighborhood is not exactly proud of. But it is about to start receiving its consolation payments. The first grants from a $19.5 million fund, part of a settlement between ExxonMobil and the state, are about to be announced.
The aim of the fund is to make lasting environmental improvements in Greenpoint and address current environmental concerns.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/nyregion/19-5-million-to-be-awarded- for-environmental-projects-in-brooklyn.html
-- 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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