EPA's 'Brownfields' program coming up short

By Gwyneth Shaw, Beverly Ford and Evelyn Larrubia

Thousands of polluted properties remain despite $1.5 billion in federal assistance

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"… anic compounds, petroleum, hydrocarbons and metals lies along the banks of Massachusetts’s Malden River.Despite about $1.5 billion in federal grants and loans do …"

"… projects with ready developers languish because of gaps in grant cycles.In Massachusetts, most of the clean-up funds have gone to former mill towns in suburban are …"

"… edevelopment projects; the state checks up on paper, but rarely in person. Massachusetts’ Department of Environmental Protection previously inspected brownfields …"

"… derness said.And the number of brownfields in America continues to grow.In Massachusetts, officials said 1,200 new spots of contamination are discovered annually.I …"

Wisconsin firm receives energy grant despite chronic pollution problems

By Kate Golden

Last December, when Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced $14.5 million in federal stimulus funds for energy-efficiency projects involving nine

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"… ords laws show that officials evaluating Didion’s application for a U.S. Energy Department stimulus grant did not ask about — and Didion didn’t disclo …"

"… just like 99 percent of the $33 billion in stimulus projects funded by the Energy Department, according to an investigation by the Center for Public Integri …"

"… and reduce its waste streams. And in September, the company hosted a Green Energy Expo at the Cambria plant, where people could learn about recycling, energ …"

"… ental advocacy organization.Consultants working for the state’s Focus on Energy program acknowledged they recommended Didion’s plant-expansion proposal …"