Pelosi Announces Additional $25 Million in Funds for Hunters Point and Treasure Island Cleanup
Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today announcing an additional $25 million in Navy former installation cleanup funds for San Francisco – $15 million to the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and $10 million to Treasure Island Naval Station. The increased funding was part of a $45 million increase above the President’s budget in the Navy Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) account signed into law as part of the recent fiscal year (FY) 2015 Omnibus Appropriations funding measure.
“These additional funds are a cause for celebration for Southeast San Francisco and all concerned with the high cost of housing. Bayview residents have waited far too long for the cleanup of Hunters Point while experiencing vastly disproportionate rates of asthma and breast and cervical cancer.
“The faster we can remove the harmful substances left behind at Hunters Point and Treasure Island, the faster the Navy can transfer parcels of land to our city to produce new housing, including large numbers of affordable housing units. Vibrant new communities will combine housing, recreation, office and retail space to serve as engines of economic growth and jobs for local San Franciscans. I applaud Navy Secretary Ray Mabus for his commitment to doing right by San Francisco. Going forward, I will continue to fight alongside Senators Feinstein and Boxer to secure the necessary federal funds, and work hand-in-hand with Mayor Lee as we revitalize these neighborhoods and reinvigorate our city.”
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