About Brownfield Projects
A brownfield is a property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants. Brownfields are often created by contaminants from the Oil and Gas Industry.
The EPA estimates that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the United States. Since 1995, the EPA’s Brownfield and Land Revitalization Program (Brownfield Program) has empowered states, tribes, and communities to reuse brownfield properties by providing seed money, tools, and guidelines for revitalization.
On January 27, 2021, President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 reinvigorated the program by directing more focus and funds to Brownfield projects. At the same time, the preferences and policies for cleaner energy have displaced the Oil and Gas Industry workforce. In order to shift to cleaner policies without disrupting workforces, Crosby prioritizes repurposing Oil and Gas Industry workers to clean projects like the Brownfield.