2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:16:34 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] New York State "Lawmakers Introduce Short-Term Brownfields Extension as Stop-Gap"
Lawmakers Introduce Short-Term Brownfields Extension as Stop-Gap
Two-house environmental cleanup legislation leaves out reforms, 10- year extension of Brownfields program.

By Jon Lentz
City and State (NY)
June 17, 2014

The state Senate and Assembly introduced a last-minute compromise bill Monday that would extend two environmental cleanup programs, but the legislation falls short of a more ambitious overhaul sought by environmentalists, some lawmakers and the Cuomo administration.

A bill to extend both the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program and the Superfund program for a little over a year was introduced Monday before midnight, paving the way for lawmakers to take it up before the session’s scheduled end on Thursday. However, even if both houses approve the bill, it is unclear whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign it.

In his executive budget this year Cuomo had proposed to reform the Brownfield program, which expires at the end of 2015, and to extend it for 10 years. The governor’s budget also included $100 million for the state’s Superfund program. The measures were ultimately dropped in the final budget deal.


For the entire article, see
http://www.cityandstateny.com/2/83/energy-and-environment/lawmakers- introduce-short-term-brownfields-extension.html#.U6COcPldV5D


Lenny Siegel
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