|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:05:07 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Connecticut’s new brownfields legislation|
Connecticut's new brownfields legislation is major step forward By Gary B. O'Connor and Jean Perry Phillips Hartford Business (CT) August 22, 2011Connecticut took a major step forward during this year's difficult legislative session when it passed legislation that will help spur economic development, remediate brownfields and restore our position as one of the leaders in brownfield redevelopment — at no direct taxpayers’ expense.
Public Act 11-141, An Act Concerning Brownfield Remediation and Development as an Economic Driver, which was supported and signed by Governor Malloy, creates a new program to facilitate the revitalization of brownfields. It also fine tunes and expands the scope of existing programs, resulting in greater clarity and incentives for brownfield developers, municipalities and other stakeholders.
Brownfield revitalization is critical to Connecticut. The state has thousands of these former manufacturing sites, now abandoned or underutilized and posing potential threats to human health, the environment and the viability of many of our municipalities. Every city and town in Connecticut has at least one brownfield, and they are a major impediment to urban redevelopment and sustainable growth in the state.
... For the entire column, see http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/news20070.html -- 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 <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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