Friends, our letters are having an impact!!  Lawmakers and the incoming DEP secretary are discussing the KSL expansion because they have heard from you!  Special thanks to State Rep. Mike Carroll for making sure our voices are heard in Harrisburg! Please keep writing letters to the DEP and lawmakers now that the comment period has been extended–we are making a difference!

Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA
Robert Swift, Harrisburg Bureau Chief
March 11, 2015

Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee weren’t the first to ask the secretary-designate for the Department of Environmental Protection about a proposed expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore.

John Quigley told the panel Wednesday he receives a couple dozen emails daily from area residents asking him to oppose the expansion.

Mr. Quigley said officials are midway through an 11-step process to review Keystone application’s for its overall environmental impact, along with a harms-versus-benefits analysis. A public comment period has been extended and his agency is at least a year away from making a permit decision.

“We will take every single comment into consideration,” said DEP deputy secretary Dana Aunkst.

State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-118, Avoca, urged Mr. Quigley to keep area residents first in mind as the landfill application moves through different phases.