Pelosi Announces Funding Increases for Cleanup at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Dec 19, 2007
Press Release

Pelosi Announces Funding Increases for Cleanup at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Contact:Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. â€" Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today announcing the inclusion of an additional $73 million for cleanup at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in the fiscal year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Bill passed by the House of Representatives today. It will now go to President Bush to be signed into law:

"Since Hunters Point Naval Shipyard was closed in 1974, San Franciscans have been waiting for the Navy to fulfill its obligation to clean up this site. The funding bill passed today in the House provides an additional $73 million to accelerate cleanup efforts. When combined with $9.3 million that was previously included in the fiscal year 2008 Defense Appropriations Bill for this purpose, total funds for next year will be more than $82 million. This funding puts the Navy on track to complete the cleanup and transfer of Parcels D and B in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

"The funding provided in today's bill will allow the City to quickly implement its redevelopment plan, revitalizing Bayview Hunters Point and improving the health of thousands of residents.

"Although President's initial budget provided only $37 million for Hunters Point cleanup, an amount well below last year's funding level, I worked with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chair of the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Chet Edwards (D-TX), Chair of the House Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congressman John Murtha (D-PA), Chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, to boost those funds significantly. On behalf of my constituents in San Francisco, I want to thank them for their leadership on this issue."