Environment

Mayors Buttigieg and Dupree Testify on Wastewater and Stormwater Costs Request to Congress – Pass Integrated Planning and Affordability Legislation

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg testified on behalf of The US Conference of Mayors and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree testified on behalf of the National League of Cities before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, on the high costs of Clean Water Act (CWA) mandates and the need to [...]

By | 2017-05-22T22:52:39+00:00 May 19, 2017|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|

On Task, On Time, On Budget: How Mayors Build, Maintain, and Renew America’s Infrastructure

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Extraordinary Measures Taken to Diversify Sustainable Water Supplies in Western Cities

  The Mayors Water Council convened their spring 2017 meeting in Santa Barbara, hosted by Mayor Helene Schneider on April 13-14, 2017. Mayor and Water Council Co-Chair Jill Techel led a diverse group of mayors, local and state elected officials and their representatives, staff from regional water control districts and national experts from industry in [...]

By | 2017-05-08T13:52:47+00:00 May 8, 2017|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|

Mayors Bollwage and Panto Provide Initial Comments on Draft Legislation, Testify on Brownfileds Reauthorization

Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage testified for the second time in two weeks regarding the importance of reauthorizing the brownfields law and providing initial comments on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s draft legislation. Mayor Bollwage testified on behalf of the Conference of Mayors while another USCM member, Easton (PA) Mayor Sal Panto testified on behalf of [...]

By | 2017-04-04T16:37:33+00:00 April 4, 2017|Brownfields, Environment, News, Updates|

Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Chris Bollwage to Testify on Brownfields Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor Chris Bollwage will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on Tuesday, April 4th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing on Brownfields Reauthorization. Mayor Bollwage, who testified last week before the House Transportation and Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-04-03T12:04:49+00:00 April 3, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

Testimony of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage on “Discussion Draft: Brownfields Reauthorization”

Testimony of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage for The U.S. Conference of Mayors Before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on “Discussion Draft: Brownfields Reauthorization” INTRODUCTION My name is Chris Bollwage, I am the Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ and have served as Mayor since 1993. I’m a Trustee for The U.S. Conference of Mayors and I have [...]

By | 2017-04-04T10:31:19+00:00 April 3, 2017|Energy, Environment, Testimony|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s Executive Order titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a strong proponent of the need to address climate change and supports the Paris agreement, which [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:14:17+00:00 March 29, 2017|Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Mayors Testify Today on Environmental Priorities, Push for Brownfields and Integrated Planning Legislation

Conference of Mayors Brownfields Chair Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray and Rialto (CA) Mayor Deborah Robertson testified on March 28, regarding Conference of Mayors environmental priorities. Mayors Bollwage and Robertson testified on reauthorizing the brownfields law on the House side while Mayor Gray encouraged the Senate to pass new legislation that [...]

By | 2017-03-28T16:03:20+00:00 March 28, 2017|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|

Lancaster Mayor Gray to Testify on Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Lancaster, Pennsylvania Mayor Rick Gray will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife on Tuesday, March 28th at 2:30 pm ET on the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017 (S.692). During his testimony, Mayor Gray will [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:23:02+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

Mayor Gray’s Testimony Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife

Introductions Good morning Chairman Boozman, Ranking Member Duckworth, and members of the Committee. I thank you for this invitation to give mine and the Conference of Mayors’ perspective on water and wastewater issues in the United States. My name is Rick Gray and I am the Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  I have spent the last [...]

By | 2017-03-28T14:19:47+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Testimony|

Elizabeth Mayor Bollwage to Testify on Brownfields Redevelopment as a Means of Economic Development, Job Creation

  Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor Christian Bollwage will testify before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment on Tuesday, March 28th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program.” [...]

By | 2017-03-27T14:21:55+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

“Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program”

Written Testimony of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage For The U.S. Conference of Mayors Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program” INTRODUCTION My name is Chris Bollwage, I am the Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ and [...]

By | 2017-03-28T14:19:48+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Testimony|

Mayors, Cities and Counties Push for Flexibility on Water Infrastructure Costs

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today joined with National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) to express support for the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017 (S. 692) currently under consideration in the Senate Environment and Public Works​ Committee and Water Quality Improvement Act of 2017 [...]

By | 2017-03-24T22:33:55+00:00 March 24, 2017|Environment|

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Brownfields Redevelopment

Washington, D.C. – New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jonathan Mitchell will testify before the House Subcommittee on Environment tomorrow, Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing.” Mayor Mitchell, who serves as Chair of the Energy Committee for The [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:38+00:00 February 15, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

The Nation’s Mayors Praise Passage of Water Infrastructure Bill Including Aid for Flint

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today is praising Congress for passing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act in the Senate by a vote of 78-21 that contains numerous programs to assist cities with their infrastructure needs. Key to the mayors is the inclusion of much needed aid to [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:55+00:00 December 10, 2016|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Press Room|

Statement by Tom Cochran On the House Passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016

Washington, D.C. – Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The U.S. Conference of Mayors issued the following statement on passage by The U.S. House of Representatives of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016: “The nation’s Mayors are pleased that the House overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Development Act (HR 5303) in such a [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:33:03+00:00 September 29, 2016|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Serves as Founding Member of The Global Parliament of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a delegation of mayors including USCM Second Vice President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran joined more than 60 mayors representing cities from across the [...]