|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||6 May 2007 21:49:11 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Connecticut's Brownfield Blues"|
Connecticut's Brownfield Blues Editorial Hartford Courant (CT) May 6, 2007Last fall, Gov. M. Jodi Rell went to the Windsor train station to announce an executive order creating a state office to fight sprawl and promote more sensible and sustainable growth.
The governor followed this with a legislative agenda that articulated her anti-sprawl program and put money behind it. With the support of key legislators and advocates, much of Mrs. Rell's program is still moving forward in the legislature - with one key exception. Most of the funds to implement a new brownfields remediation program have been stripped from the budget.
The money must be restored. The essence of smart growth is development in already built areas, such as town centers or transit corridors, to take the pressure off dwindling green space in the countryside. Many town centers once were the sites of mills or factories. Smart redevelopment can't happen until these sites are cleaned up so they can be used again.
... For the entire editorial, see http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-brownfields.artmay06,0,5572209.story?coll=hc-headlines-editorials -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 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@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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