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Trump Proposes New Funding Options for Superfund, Brownfields (1)

Feb. 12, 2018, 4:33 PMUpdated: Feb. 12, 2018, 11:27 PM

President Donald Trump’s sweeping infrastructure plan proposes to rewrite long-standing funding options for cleaning up brownfields and Superfund sites.

The plan, released Feb. 12, seeks new ways to provide federal funding for contaminated site cleanup, potentially speeding progress toward redeveloping those sites. At the same time, the president’s budget plan would slash the traditional funding route for brownfields.

The proposed infrastructure reforms would create new loan and grant programs but would require legislative action.

“If the goal is redevelopment, then some new programs like this have to come into existence, because that’s not been the focus until now,” Linda R. ...