Information is the blood
of any marketplace. Information lets traders and developers know how to
deal, how to act, and how to plan. The brownfield market is no
different from any market—information is what keeps the brownfield
That’s why it was distressing when …
In the article about
Kansas City in the January/February issue of Brownfield News there are some
inaccuracies and omissions of important facts. First, the article pictured
former Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II; however, the current mayor of Kansas City,
Mo. is Kay Barnes. There are also a number of success stories …
Greening the House
The “Environmental Congressman” puts brownfields at the top of the Capital Hill agenda—the reason we’ve named him our Person of the Month.
If Congressman Sherwood
Illustrations by Charlie Smith
Why is this such an important choice?
Anyone can photocopy your application, mail it to several environmental insurance underwriters, and send you back quotations. While this may be acceptable for your homeowner’s policy, environmental risk management is significantly more complicated, with much more at risk, including dollars, reputation, and even jail time.
The role of the environmental insurance broker in this millennium is that of a partner, a …
Brownfields have entered the debate in the
presidential campaign—Governor Bush presented …
Information pours into the offices of Brownfield News and we keep you on top of the latest trends, issues, and information in brownfield development.
If you’d like a copy of the 1999 Brownfields National Partnership Agenda Accomplishments Report go to www.epa.gov/brownfields/99a.htm. The report is a very useful compendium of …
Greenfields, Brownfields, Timfields On July 1, 1999, the U.S. Senate confirmed President
Clinton’s nomination of Timothy Fields Jr. as the USEPA Assistant
Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER).
As brownfield sites have become a priority topic for a
growing range of players — from city agencies to corporate leaders as
well as environmental activists — so has their treatment in state
legislatures and agencies across the US. States are taking an increasingly
active role in promoting the identification, …
Brownfields continue to be one of the most dynamic and complicated development issues that governments at all levels face. During 1999, the “state of the state” of brownfields continued to evolve and mature. State-level creativity and innovation in meeting a wide range of brownfield site assessment, cleanup, and financing needs has been the hallmark of this issue. Many viable — and alternative — approaches have been put …
Federal Resource Guide
While states and cities are in the forefront of brownfield development, the federal government has a large number of programs scattered through many agencies that deal with brownfield issues. As expected, the EPA´has taken the lead, but others, such as Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Defense and the Economic Development Administration also play important roles. Other agencies, such as the National …
U.S. Senators Lincoln
Chafee (R.-R.I.), Frank
Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Robert Smith (R-N.H.), and Max Baucus (D- Mont.)
introduced legislation aimed at reducing the legal and regulatory barriers
that stand in the way of brownfield redevelopment and which will provide
additional cleanup funding.
A Summit on Eastern European Brownfields
Ostrava, located in the eastern portion of the Czech Republic, near Poland and Slovakia, is a much more attractive town than some believe. Despite being characterized by the Lonely Planet guide as a Soviet throwback, it more like a Central European Pittsburgh, a steel town cleaning its air, land and water, finding some architectural treasures, and building some new ones.
In June, I had the pleasure …
In order to carry out
Chevron Pipeline Company’s plans to decommission and sell a portion
of a pipeline transfer station at a prime commercial location in Southern
California, a major remediation project was undertaken. Soil and
groundwater impacted with heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons had to be
All the talk about sprawl in recent years has missed the larger issue, which is how the loss of quality of life threatens future growth and prosperity. Sprawl is simply one form of development that has come to symbolize a negative form of growth, but other forms are available.
The Creation of New Brownfields?
The Chicago area has been gripped by reports of
mercury spills in suburban households after Naperville, Ill. based Nicor
Gas Co. switched gas regulators in home meters from an older system, which
used mercury to reduce gas pressure, to new models.
While issues such as education, health care, and
military preparedness dominate the presidential campaign, brownfields, and
related issues such as sprawl, rebuilding industry, job creation, and
environmental policy, are …
The site that was once home to a steel and coke processing facility will be transformed into a mixed-use redevelopment thanks to a sizable grant from regional utility