New Jersey Mayor Testifies Before Congress on Impact of Investment in Brownfield Site Redevelopment

“One of the most useful and effective federal programs for helping to revitalize America’s Communities” WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor J. Christian Bollwage testified on behalf of the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing and

By |2023-09-27T16:49:06-04:00September 27, 2023|Brownfields, News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Brownfields Bill Overwhelmingly Passes House by a Vote of 409-8 USCM Recommendations Included in Final Bill

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan, H.R. 3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017, on November 30 by an impressive vote of 409-8. Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties whose redevelopment in hindered by real or perceived contamination. The Conference of Mayors worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in

By |2017-12-01T13:28:25-05:00December 1, 2017|Brownfields, Environment, Updates|

Elizabeth, NJ Mayor Chris Bollwage Applauds Passage Of  Bipartisan Brownfield Redevelopment Bill

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Brownfields Task Force Chair Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Christian J. Bollwage today released the following statement applauding passage of Brownfield Redevelopment legislation: “On behalf of the nation's Mayors, I commend members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a bipartisan Brownfields Redevelopment bill that would reauthorize the very successful Environmental

By |2017-07-27T14:25:44-04:00July 27, 2017|Brownfields, Press Room|

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