Dunmore Council decides not to vote on hiring an environmental lawyer. We have a great one when they are ready to help protect our community. Thank you, Tim Burke, for always making sure our voice is heard.
Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA
Kyle Wind, Staff Writer
January 27, 2015
Mr. Burke, who has been the most outspoken council member in his opposition to the plan, expressed surprise that other members felt they had not discussed it enough after talking about hiring an environmental attorney over the summer and deciding to put out a request for proposals.
Mr. Burke said there is money available for the fight, now that Dunmore expects to receive $2.33 million from Keystone in 2015.
He expressed frustration a group of area residents called Friends of Lackawanna has hired a lawyer and filed a legal challenge alleging the expansion would violate Dunmore’s zoning ordinance, while the borough hasn’t joined the fray.
“Are we going to do something or sit back and watch (Friends of Lackawanna) fight our battle?” asked Mr. Burke.