2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:30:10 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "Good news about old brownfield sites" in New York State
Good news about old brownfield sites

By Bill Toscano
Glens Falls Post Star (NY)
June 9, 2014

There seems very little exciting about the idea of "brownfields," those abandoned industrial properties, usually in low-income areas, that need cleanup of potentially dangerous chemicals before they can be used again.

They are not something you would think would get people talking so rapidly and passionately that the listener would have to slow the speaker down several times. Nor are they something you'd expect to see local municipalities celebrating awards over.

"They are exciting, because they create development opportunities on these former, unusable properties in low-income areas. It's a way to kick-start things to get things going," said Stu Baker, senior planner for the town of Queensbury. "We're very excited and happy to get the recognition for our efforts."


For the entire article, see
http://poststar.com/news/local/good-news-about-old-brownfield-sites/ article_c209821c-ef5c-11e3-85af-0019bb2963f4.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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