The Environmental Protection Agency
has awarded the Ark-Tex Council of Governments
a $400,000 "brownfield assesment grant" to help rehabilitate former industrial and commercial sites into properties for productive community use. Brownfields are sites that, because of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant, prevent redevelopment or use. Maybe we can use these funds to rehabilitate some of the land that has been damaged by natural gas exploration. Something tells me half of a $400,000 grant isn't going to cut it, though.