Brownfields Legislation Passes in House Energy and Commerce Committee

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Brownfields Legislation Passes in House Energy and Commerce Committee

When NARC, NACo, NLC, and USCM put up a united front on reauthorizing and improving the EPA Brownfields Program, the House listened. We are happy to report that the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3017) passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee with amendments favorable to our requests. It authorizes appropriations…

EPA, Army Begin Process to Repeal WOTUS Regulation

On June 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of the Army, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published a press release stating that they are initiating the first of a two-step process to withdraw and rewrite the 2015 “Waters of the US” (WOTUS) regulation put in place by the Obama administration. President…

Why Do We Need Infrastructure Week?

As we approach Infrastructure Week (May 15 through 19) – a week of education and advocacy designed to draw attention to the importance of infrastructure to our nation’s economy, jobs, and communities – we should stop for a moment and ask why? Why must we have an Infrastructure Week? Shouldn’t the wealthiest nation on the…

NARC Issues Statement in Support of Brownfields

Last month, two House panels heard from local officials how important the program has been to protecting cities and counties from liability concerns as these sites are rehabilitated and made available for redevelopment. NLC President and Cleveland Councilmember Matt Zone told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee that successes in…

NARC Issues Statement in Support of Brownfields

Federal brownfields redevelopment programs administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have helped communities redevelop unused or abandoned land to revitalize local communities and encourage economic development. Last month, two House panels heard from local officials how important the program has been to protecting cities and counties from liability concerns as these sites are…

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