Thank you, Scranton City Council, for representing the voice of your constituents!
December 31, 2014
Jim Lockwood, Staff Writer
Scranton City Council has asked the state Department of Environmental Protection to deny Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s expansion plan.
Council recently sent to DEP a letter formally stating its unanimous opposition to the proposed, massive 47-year expansion.
“As elected officials it is our obligation to represent the best interests of the people who have put their faith in us,” states the council letter. “We believe the current proposed expansion will have an extremely negative impact on the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of Scranton and the surrounding communities. We are convinced that the proposed expansion is not in the peoples’ best interest.”
The letter of opposition was signed by council President Bob McGoff, council Vice President Pat Rogan, and Councilmen Bill Gaughan, Joe Wechsler and Wayne Evans.