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If elected president, Bush will recommend:

  • Directing the EPA to establish standards for brownfields cleanup that will provide more flexibility than current Superfund standards;

  • Protecting redevelopers from federal liability at brownfields under state programs that meet federal standards;

  • Focusing the efforts of the federal government on developing techniques and new technologies for cleanup;

  • Reforming the Brownfield Cleanup and Revolving Loan Program by cutting red tape and block-granting funds directly to states;

  • Permanently establishing the tax incentive for brownfield cleanup, currently set to expire at the end of 2001;

  • Directing all federal facilities to comply with environmental laws and be held accountable.

    (From the office of Bush for President)

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