Gillibrand, Tonko support Brownfield revitalization legislation

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) announced their support yesterday for The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act (BUILD Act) that would revitalize efforts to redevelop former industrial sites.

The program would provide an increased funding ceiling for cleanup grants and allow funds to be used for administrative costs; allow the Environmental Protection Agency to award multipurpose grants to cover every stage in the remediation and development project; expand eligibility for site assessment grants to nonprofit organizations; and making clean energy projects eligible for funding.

The bill has been introduced in Congress and Senator Gillibrand said it has gained bipartisan support.

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