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Time to Stop the ‘Plop,’ Chicago Development Style

The old Alka-Seltzer commercials used to tout the fact that all it took was a “plop, plop, and a fizz, fizz and oh, what a relief it is.”

POY Byrne: Great Remediation Comes in Small Packages

James Byrne, environmental scientist who oversees the brownfields team for U.S. EPA Region I (New England), knows that while all brownfields should be created “equal,” others harbor a perception that certain redevelopments are a little more “equal” than others. 

Like A Rock

Rock Falls, Ill. has been selected to tell its environmental cleanup story at the National Brownfields 2015 Conference Sept. 2-5 at the Chicago Hilton.

6th Circ. Urged To Revive Goodyear $2M Cleanup Fee Bid

... allow it to recoup more than $2 million in litigation costs from Lockheed Martin Corp. incurred during a suit in which the defense contractor tried and failed to recover Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act cleanup ...



Brownfield Designation Scrum Hits Michigan UP

City officials in Traverse City, Mich., want an explanation for county officials\' rejection of a brownfield redevelopment project.

Committee OKs $17K for wastewater plant fix plan

The Columbia County Board of Supervisors Government Committee approved Tuesday a resolution to fund a measure to fix water flow issues at the Ghent wastewater treatment plant at Gerald R. Simons Commerce Park, between Routes 9H and 66. ...

Oregon Mulls Land Bank Initiative

State legislators are considering a Metro-backed bill that could make it easier to clean up contaminated land across Oregon.

BASWA makes landfill changes

Moore said some customers were intentionally contaminating C&D loads with paper - paper trash, furniture, food and appliances aren't allowed in the C&D site - so they would instead be directed to the primary landfill, where the load would be taken at ...



Arizona Healthfields Initiative Takes Wing

Professional infrastructure and environmental services consultancy Cardno has organized a unique collaboration of federal, state, city, and nonprofit organizations called the Arizona Healthfields Initiative, one of only a few similar efforts anywhere in the U.S and a first-of-its-kind program in Arizona. 

Carl Weisbrod: The zoning changes we need to grow

Which is why we are pushing now for changes to the zoning code that would remove barriers that constrain housing production and raise costs, encourage better quality buildings that contribute to the fabric of neighborhoods and promote senior housing to ...

Erie an Exception to N.Y. State’s Cleanup Predicament

A new report by a statewide environmental group calls Erie County one of the few “pockets of success” for the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program, even as it criticized the overall program as a “broken system” that has left taxpayers footing the bill” for projects in wealthier markets that would get done, anyway.

ULI’s Toolkit Links Sustainable Communities with Health

The Urban Land Institute over the past year and a half has explored the connection between land use and health, specifically the role that design and development play in creating communities that are conducive to active, healthy living. 


JOBS corner
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    BRS, Inc. is seeking a Grants Management Specialist for a part-time position. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing woman-owned firm, with flexible hours and the opportunity to work from home…
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    ENTRY/MID LEVEL ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER (1-6 years of experience) Skills desired include: - Familiarity with the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Act, CEQA, NEPA, and other applicable federal, state and local statues and…
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    Current opening for an Environmental Engineer, Geologist,or Environmental Scientist in Irvine with 6 to 10 Years' Experience working in CA...


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