Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc.

EBA/NYS Brownfields Task Force




Mission Statement ~ Contact Information

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Mission Statement

The mission of the EBA/NYS Brownfields Task Force is to advocate for state policy initiatives and programs designed to foster and maximize brownfield redevelopment opportunities for EBA members, and the State of New York in general.  New York State remains behind our sister northeast states in brownfield redevelopment initiatives and incentives.  EBA and this task force has played, and shall continue to play, a key role in the state brownfield arena.  

 The task force will pursue its mission with the following initiatives:

1.       Lobby Day Event – 2003 Legislative Session designed to meet the legislators interested in promoting Brownfield Legislation.

2.       Task Force Event

3.       2003 Brownfield Conference 


Current News Items/Undertakings of the Brownfields Task Force 

1.       In March 2002, EBA sponsored an extremely successful brownfield conference, held at C.W. Post University on Long Island.  Key policy makers, such as Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, issued strong advocacy statements such as “Brownfields is the issue facing New York State.”  Brownfields is clearly one of the most important economic development issues facing our state, and impacting our members’ business growth.  The task force members generally believe a balance must be struck between environmental protection and restoration of resources previously impacted by our industrial practices of the past.  Advocating for the correct balance in our state’s policy continues to be our challenge – one the task force is prepared to confront and facilitate.

2.       The task force will begin to communicate through e-mail and other electronic means in 2003, which should increase communication between and among its members. 

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Contact Information

Brownfields Task Force Chair
Larry Schnapf, Esq.


Brownfields Task Force Coordinator
David Stoner, President


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