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For Release — March 19, 2015

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. strongly supports extension of the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP)

ALBANY, N.Y.—Citing the need to continue critical environmental cleanup and redevelopment projects across the state, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. today called on the Governor and the Legislature to extend the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP).

“There is clear and convincing data to substantiate that the New York Brownfield Cleanup Program is a cost-effective environmental remediation and economic development tool, which has delivered results in rural and underserved communities’ alike.” said Darren Suarez Director of Government Affairs for The Business Council. “By design, the tax credits have driven more than $7 billion in private investment. The brownfield redevelopment program is at a critical junction and it is paramount that the program be extended, in order to continue critical cleanup projects and the redevelopment of brownfield sites for productive uses across the state,” said Suarez.

To support the extension of the BCP, The Business Council has issued the following Fact Sheet:

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