|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:35:34 -0700 (PDT)|
|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, 2014Funding 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.”"
... For the entire article, see http://www.cityandstateny.com/157/cleanup-time.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 <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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