Brownfields: Ripe for Reform (March, 2015)

This is Environmental Advocates of New York’s fourth analysis of tax incentives paid out to developers under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program. 

Brownfields cleanup should be a critical component of the state’s environmental and economic development programs, but structural problems within state law hinder progress. Data reviewed in this analysis proves that the existing brownfields program has cost taxpayers far too much to clean up far too little.