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Largent testifies on EPA program

Commissioner talks about importance of brownfield funds


February 17, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Whitman County commissioner was among the experts testifying Tuesday, Feb. 15, on the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s brownfields program.

A so-called “brownfield” is a potentially contaminated, abandoned property.

The EPA’s program is set to expire next year, which prompted the hearing about its importance and ways to cleanup brownfields and attract potential buyers and developers to make the properties viable sources of property taxes and jobs.

Whitman County Commissioner Michael Largent spoke as a representative of the National Association of Coun...

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