6/22/2015: FOL attends DEP meeting for IESI Landfill in Bethlehem

Friends of Lackawanna attended the DEP Public Meeting for IESI Landfill in Bethlehem, which has just applied for an expansion, to let that community know that we have met with Governor Wolf and will need their support to change the antiquated, irresponsible regulations. They have so many of the same concerns for their community that we have for ours including height, impact of property values, fear of disaster (they also have two landfills in close proximity and the other one experienced a landslide 3 years ago that still has a road blocked off), as well as impact on health and the environment. We all have to write/call our State legislators to let them know we need a moratorium on landfill expansions so that forward-looking and modern regulations can be put in place and Pennsylvania can lead by example!

Here is a re-post of FOL core member Pat Clark's excellent editorial regarding the regulations: