|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 11 May 2011 06:17:54 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New Jersey tank fund running on empty|
N.J. fund to help homeowners fix underground tanks runs out of money,
creates $33M of spill cleanups
By Christopher Baxter Newark Star-Ledger (NJ) May 10, 2011For Marty Lipp, the only thing deeper than the 8-foot hole contractors dug in his driveway to remove an old heating oil storage tank may soon be the one in his wallet for having to unexpectedly pick up the tab for the work.
Lipp, 53, of Maplewood, will now have to fork over up to $12,000 after a popular state fund created to help residents remove leaky underground tanks ran dry last week — just five years after its coffers bulged with $90 million.
"I checked the website a day or so before this happened, and suddenly they hang out the sign and say there’s no more money?" said Lipp, a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Star-Ledger. "I don’t understand where the oversight was, and how they could not see this was coming."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/ nj_fund_to_help_residents_fix.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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