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February 2022

  • (Event registration) Equitable Brownfields Redevelopment: Tools and Strategies for Community Wealth-Building and Preventing Displacement, The National Brownfields Coalition
  • (Congressional Testimony Recap) NBC Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, The National Brownfields Coalition
  • (Event registration) What 2022 May Hold For Affordable Housing, Brownfields, Jobs Training, and Redevelopment, New York City Brownfield Partnership
  • (Event registration) Brownfield and Federal Tax Credit Updates for Developers, Bousquet Holstein PLLC
  • (Job opening) LOCUS Policy Director for Smart Growth America
  • (Slides) FY 2022 Brownfields Grant Guidelines: A Detailed Review of the Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Guidelines, U.S. EPA
  • (Resource) Free Technical Assistance from Groundwork USA for Brownfield Communities, Groundwork USA and U.S. EPA
  • (Report) Guidebook to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, The White House
  • (Resource) DOE Office of Environmental Management CY22 Mission & Priorities, U.S. DOE
  • (Press release) Biden Administration Announces $1.15 Billion for States to Create Jobs Cleaning Up Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells, U.S. DOI

January 2022

  • (Highlights) Brownfields Redevelopment, Gentrification, and Displacement Roundtable, U.S. EPA
  • (Announcement) EPA releases draft Environmental Justice Action Plan for its land protection and cleanup programs, U.S. EPA
  • (Read) Brownfield redevelopment story map, Robin Hansen
  • (Read) Decades after Congress’ orders, toxics still contaminate millions of schools, Environmental Working Group
  • (Read) Equitable Development in Action: What makes community driven revitalization models work?, U.S. EPA
  • (Announcement) EPA announces plans to use first $1B from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to clear out the Superfund backlog, U.S. EPA
  • (Read) Brownfields redevelopment requires a cautious approach, National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
  • (Read) The year in climate photos, Inside Climate News
  • (Call to action) The Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentive Reauthorization Act needs your support, National Brownfields Coalition

December 2021 

  • (Webinar registration) The State of Redevelopment Field, National Brownfields Coalition
  • (Congressional hearing recording) “Promoting economic and community redevelopment and environmental justice in the revitalization and reuse of contaminated properties”, National Brownfields Coalition
  • (Factsheet) What’s in the Infrastructure Bill for Brownfields?, U.S. EPA
  • (Read) Brownfields Sites Poised for Big Funding Amid Equity Concerns, Bloomberg Law
  • (Read) Major Boost Coming in Federal Brownfield and Superfund Spending and Focus, Akerman LLP
  • (Read) Q&A with Kate Lucas, AICP, RE|Solutions, LLC
  • (Read) Analysis of the Use of the CERCLA Section 128(a) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG), ASTWSMO
  • (Announcement) The National Brownfields Coalition will be participating in a roundtable with EPA’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) on issues around EJ and gentrification, National Brownfields Coalition
  • (Call to action) The Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentive Reauthorization Act of 2021 needs your support, National Brownfields Coalition

November 2021 

  • (Announcement) The State of Redevelopment Field, National Brownfields Coalition
  • (Virtual event) Council on Development Finance Agencies 2021 Virtual National Summit
  • (Funding opportunity) USEPA Solicitations for FY2022 Brownfield Grants
  • (Virtual workshop) National Cleanup Workshop 2021, Energy Communities Alliance
  • (Event cancellation) National Brownfields Training Conference 2021
  • (Read) Biden-Harris Administration releases agency climate adaptation and resilience plans from across federal government, The White House
  • (Read) The Congressional Research Service’s Energy and Water Development: FY2022 Appropriations Report
  • (Read) EPA shares 2022-2026 draft strategic plan, Energy Communities Alliance
  • (Call to action) The Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentive Reauthorization Act of 2021 needs your support, National Brownfields Coalition

September 2021 

  • (Call for Input) The State of Redevelopment Field
  • (Webinar) 2021 EnviroAtlas Webinar: Finding Community Based Data to Support Brownfield Redevelopment, TAB Program
  • (Webinar) Building Environmental Resiliency: The Road to COP26 and Beyond, data.org
  • (Webinar) 2021 Brownfields Environmental Justice Webinar Series, Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at KSU
  • (Application) The Louisiana Brownfield Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to attend the National Brownfield Conference
  • (Conference) Mohawk Valley Brownfields Developer Summit
  • (Application) EPA FY 2022 Brownfields Job Training (JT) Grants
  • (Resource) Revitalizing Ohio’s Brownfields, Greater Ohio Policy Center
  • (Read) A New Frontier for Nuclear: Partnering With Utilities on Decommissioned Coal Sites, Morning Consult

August 2021 

  • (Team Update) Please join us in welcoming Katharine Burgess to the National Brownfields Coalition
  • (Conference) Join the Coalition at the 2021 National Brownfields Conference for our very own roundtable on brownfield policy and funding
  • (Webinar) Building Upon Large-Scale Brownfield Investments to Rejuvenate a Community, Smart Growth Online
  • (Webinar) Investing in Infrastructure: Rural Strategies for Building and Maintaining Healthy Local Economies , The Aspen Institute
  • (Webinar) Sustainable Design and Energy Efficiency, Minnesota Brownfields
  • (Conference) Florida & Alabama Brownfields Conference
  • (Call to Action) The Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentive Reauthorization Act of 2021 needs your support
  • (Resource) EPA’s updated guidelines for Brownfields Assessment Grants
  • (Resource) Fact Sheet: Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, The White House
  • (Read) ‘Where The Power Is’: Data Center Developers Charge Toward Brownfields, Bisnow
  • (Read) 3 Key Enviro Priorities in the Infrastructure Bill, Law360
  • (Read) Bill Gates promises $1.5 billion for green infrastructure if Congress passes plan, Forbes
  • (Read) Brownfield legislation would provide tax credits to local businesses, Dayton Daily News
  • (Read) U.S. PIRG urges senators to support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, U.S. PIRG
  • (Read) Infrastructure work, environmental justice “can’t wait another generation,” Kildee and activist panel agree, East Village Magazine