The National Brownfields Coalition, a coalition of Smart Growth America, is a group of national, state and local organizations that supports federal policies that will accelerate cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated and abandoned land. The Coalition represents diverse economic, community, environmental, and development interests that share a common mission: promoting brownfields redevelopment as a core strategy for achieving job growth, community revitalization, and sustainable growth objectives.

The Coalition’s work focuses on:

  • Improving federal brownfields financing programs that are directly targeted to overcoming brownfields hurdles;
  • Reforming legal and regulatory policies that impede brownfields redevelopment.
  • Maximizing the connections between brownfields redevelopment and federal community development, alternative energy, and development financing programs.

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