Latest Brownfields restoration News

Vermont commits first $7M in state brownfields money

Dec. 04, 2021 10:05 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont has committed the first $7 million of a $25 million appropriation to help clean up 10 brownfield sites across the state. The funding represents the first time state dollars have been allocated to brownfield sites. ...

EPA head: 'Journey to Justice' tour 'really personal for me'

Dec. 03, 2021 13:33 PM EST

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and, he says, exacerbates his breathing problems. ...

Maine to get $1.5M to clean up more brownfields

Oct. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three Maine organizations are going to receive about $1.5 million from the federal government to help clean up more of the state's brownfields. Brownfields are typically former industrial sites that suffer from pollution. The U.S. Environmental...

Maine to get $1M toward cleanup of brownfields

Sep. 20, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — Two Maine groups will receive a total of $1 million to help with brownfields cleanup in the state. Brownfields are contaminated sites that were often formerly home to industrial or commercial businesses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is...

Vermont to spend $25M to help clean up industrial sites

Sep. 17, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is going to spend $25 million in state funds to help redevelop old industrial sites in the state. Historically, the costs of cleaning up former industrial sites that may be contaminated from previous industrial or commercial activities,...