HR 3017, which reauthorizes the federal Brownfields Program that assists localities with the environmental cleanup of properties so the land may be redeveloped, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives, 409-8. All New Jersey representatives voted Yea.

The Brownfields Program has worked and must be reauthorized. Over 59,000 sites nationwide, and 419 in New Jersey, have been transformed by remediation and redevelopment freeing our land and water of harmful chemicals and other hazards. This is a tremendous win for environmental protection, economic development and for communities that have struggled with contaminated sites

Congressman Leonard Lance, NJ 7th Congressional District

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