Press Release


MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE WITH NATION’S MAYORS AND CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS ON H.R. 1300 – BROWNFIELDS/SUPERFUND LEGISLATION

Mayor Morial of New Orleans, Mayor Marshall of Macon, Mayor Turner of Dayton will join House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert and Congressman Cal Dooley in holding a Press Conference to call for passage of H.R. 1300 –"Recycle America’s Land Act.

The United States Conference of Mayors has made passage of Brownfields legislation a top priority in the 106th Congress. Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived contamination. Chairman Boehlert’s Water Resources and Environment subcommittee will hold a hearing on H.R. 1300 immediately following this press conference.

WHAT: Press Conference on Brownfields/Superfund Legislation

WHEN: Wednesday, May 12, 1999

WHERE: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building

WHO: Mayor Marc Morial, New Orleans; Mayor Jim Marshall, Macon; Mayor Michael Turner, Dayton; Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY); Rep. Cal Dooely (D-CA)

The United States Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are approximately 30,000 of these cities nationwide.

CONTACT: Katie Cullen at 202.293.7330.

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