NARC Urges T&I Committee to Reauthorize and Improve EPA’s Brownfields Program

Today the National Association of Regional Councils, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, and U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter to members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to reauthorize and improve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program under the Brownfields Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 1758).

Suggested improvements, included:

  • increased cleanup grant amounts,
  • a new multi-purpose grant,
  • allowance of administrative costs, and
  • clarification of liability issues for local governments.

These improvements will spur additional redevelopment projects in communities across the U.S.

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