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Former GM Warren Transmission plant site may be redeveloped

Jan. 23, 2022 13:14 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The Warren City Council will consider incentives for a developer to demolish the former General Motors Warren Transmission plant and build 2 million square feet of new facility space that could bring hundreds of jobs, Mayor Jim Fouts said. GM sold the 117-acre...

Whitmer OKs extending development tax incentives by 5 years

Dec. 28, 2021 13:07 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan developers with “transformational” plans to redevelop brownfield sites can continue to seek tax incentives after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature extended the program for an additional five years. The state's economic development board...

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. ...