2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:35:34 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "Environmentalists push Legislature to renew [New York's] expiring Superfund and Brownfield programs"
Cleanup Time?
Environmentalists push Legislature to renew state’s expiring Superfund and Brownfield programs

By Wilder Fleming
City and State New York
April 23, 2014

Funding for two of New York’s environmental cleanup programs is set to expire within the next two years, and although Gov. Andrew Cuomo included proposals for the extension of both in his original 2014 executive budget proposal, they were removed from the final $138 billion deal struck with the state Legislature last month.

Now, with a little over two months left in the legislative session, advocates and lawmakers are still hoping to see the state Superfund and Brownfield programs extended - and in the case of the latter, reformed.

"We thought that there was not enough time or opportunity to give it the attention that it needed in the budget process, where things tend to be kind of rushed," said Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, who chairs the Committee on Environmental Conservation. "We expect to have a discussion, which the Senate and the governor agreed to, before the end of session.”"


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