Excellent rebuttal to the Harms/Benefit Analysis by Pat Clark in the Times-Tribune today.


Pat Clark, a Dunmore resident and co- founder of online recruiting software company Hyrell, has been following the expansion closely, going through the harms-benefits analysis and making notes.

“I think the whole process is largely a sham,” he said.

The core of the problem is that the landfill lists benefits with a dollar amount, while harms are not quantified, he said.

“Not one harm has a dollar amount on it other than the cost to repave the road that the dump trucks are going to use to get into the landfill,” he said, though he acknowledged it would be difficult to place a dollar value on something like an unobstructed view of the mountains.

Plus, some of those benefits — payroll, taxes and expenses — are also part of the cost of doing business, he said, and shouldn’t be considered.

“Those are mandatory things you have to do as a business to make more money,” he said.