My name is Peter Gillon. I am an attorney in the Washington office of
Greenberg Traurig, where I head the firm's environmental practice. I am
involved as counsel to developers on several projects involving the
acquisition, remediation and development of environmentally impaired real
estate. I also represent the recently formed national association of
brownfield developers in Washington. I will forward more info. on the
association shortly, including the new name; the members hate the term
"brownfields" and are considering alternatives.
We recently met with Vice-President Gore's staff as well as Hill staffers
to discuss the nascent industry and our ideas for government reforms to
stimulate development of environmentally contaminated properties by the
private sector. Our view is that the recently enacted tax incentives, and
the provisions in the existing Superfund reform bills will do little. Other
incentives, such as tightening up SEC reporting requirements for owners
of contaminated properties, would be far more effective.
I can be reached at Greenberg Traurig
1300 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036