The Bush administration and most in Congress back the brownfields legislation to provide $200 million a year for the cleanup of more than 500,000 sites. The legislation also would encourage developers to build on sites by strengthening protections from lawsuits over contamination.
Brownfields Bill Upheld
October 19, 2001
House Democrats stalled a bill to clean up abandoned industrial waste sites recently because it lacked assurances that jobs to be created would be eligible for high wages under a federal labor law.