Rochester, NY -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says there's a new bipartisan effort in Washington to reauthorize and improve programs to cleanup and rebuild abandoned industrial sites -- sometimes known as brownfields.
She says the legislation would jumpstart development efforts and provide additional resources. The measure would allow local municipalities and non-profit organizations access to more money, tools and resources -- as well as help to create and sustain jobs.
Congressional authorization for the Brownfield program lapsed at the end of 2006, leaving economic development opportunities to fall by the wayside.
Gillibrand visited a brownfield site in Rochester on Monday.