City & State NewsHabitat for Brownfields Inspired by the redevelopment model created by the pilot partners in the Twin Cities, EPA headquarters has forged a partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman signed a memorandum of understanding with Habitat International to bring property-assessment capability to Habitat affiliates in San Francisco, Boston, Denver and Charlotte, N.C. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has outlined an ambitious plans to expand its services by expanding its ability to use contaminated lands. In the past, if environmental issues were encountered at a large potential site, Twin Cities Habitat did not have the capacity to clear them up so that it could proceed with acquisition and redevelopment. To overcome the problem, the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Environmental Initiative have added environmental-assessment capacity to Twin Cities Habitat’s property-acquisition process using a $100,000 grant from the EPA.Log In to Read Full Article
RACER Trust’s Proving Ground Stimulates Efficiency
Judge Robert Gerber, sitting in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, signed an order in effect creating RACER Trust in March 2011. RACER — for Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response — was handed a portfolio of more than 300 properties scattered over 89 locations in… Read more
Water, Water Everywhere?
While in the following pages I will recount a number of serious localized water shortages, I can tell you at the outset, this will not be another gloom-and-doom scenario to which you are treated daily in your local and national news sources. Now, in my 54th year of professional effort… Read more