05 Dec '17, 8pm

[email protected] endorses legislation to update brownfield cleanup program

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation that would revamp and update the land cleanup program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). H.R. 3017, “The Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment and Reauthorization Act ," reauthorizes the EPA's program for cleaning up and redeveloping old industrial or commercial sites with environmental contamination. Specifically, the bill would expand the eligibility of brownfield grants for nonprofits, increase the maximum award of grantees and require the EPA to capitalize a revolving loan fund to locate clean energy projects at brownfield sites. The full Senate still needs to act before this bill can be sent to the president, but bipartisan legislation (with very similar provisions to H.R. 3017) has already received a favorable vote from the Environment and Public Works ...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-endorses-legislation...

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