|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 2 Mar 2010 07:28:47 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Connecticut Brownfields spending|
State lags on spending for brownfield cleanup BY PAUL HUGHES WATERBURY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN (CT) March 1, 2010HARTFORD -- State spending on cleaning up brownfields remains well below the amounts that have been recommended and requested since 2006.
The Rell administration just released $2.25 million for a second round of grants under the Municipal Brownfield Pilot Program -- a fraction of what was originally proposed four years ago.
The Department of Economic and Community Development distributed only $2.25 million in the first round two years ago. The largest grant was for $450,000.
This $4.5 million is barely more than a quarter of the $16 million that the state's Brownfields Task Force initially recommended in its first report to the legislature in 2006.
... For the entire article, see http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2010/03/01/news/local/469596.txt -- 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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