House Democrats Aim to Boost Brownfields Funds

Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) July 14 introduced legislation (H.R. 5782) to boost funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's brownfields program.

The bill would provide $350 million for brownfields grants in 2017 and increase the amount by $50 million each year for a total of $600 million in 2022 and beyond, the lawmakers said in a statement.

The statement also said the legislation would reauthorize the program, which expired in 2006, but doesn't specify the length of reauthorization. Congress has continued to fund the program since the lapse.

The bill text was not available.

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