"Continuum" piece noting that at a gathering of New England environmentalists h
"Continuum" piece noting that at a gathering of New England environmentalists held in Portland, John DeVillars of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency noted that one unintended consequence of the Superfund law was the encouragement of sprawl. Urban landowners have often left city land undeveloped lest toxic-waste sites be discovered, and the landowner be saddled with potentially huge cleanup expenses for a problem they had no hand in creating. Trudy Cox, Massachusetts secretary for Environmental Affairs, argued that the liability laws for innocent parties should be relaxed in such cases, and that the emphasis should now shift to toxics use reduction. The comments came in relation to the Brownfields, a project aimed at redeveloping run-down or abandoned urban sites as alternatives to surburan developments.
Brownfields, Growth, Hazardous waste sites
Cox, Peter W., ""Continuum" piece noting that at a gathering of New England environmentalists h" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3126.