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Comments for: Board to decide whether to overrule state agency on Juniper Ridge Landfill expansion

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  • Anonymous

    First STOP bringing in all the out-of-State trash and there would be no need to expand ……. period!!

  • Going against the mob, good luck.

  • Maine Libertry Man

    I am disappointed that the BEP chair dismissed the other two appeals, even though it is a state owned dump, with Massachusetts and New Jersey’s trash trucks ruining our roads. Anyone who is a resident of Maine should have grounds for appeal. I wonder how many of these BEP
    people were appointed by Baldacci.

    Thankfully the Government Oversight Committee will be taking this and other issues up on May
    25th as they continue to investigate Casella.

    • Guest

      There is no law in the State that says State employees, appointments or elected officals or their families can’t benifit from decisions they make.

  • Anonymous

    It says “The State Planning Office, which owns Juniper Ridge.”

    Is that the same State Planning Office that was eliminated by the governor?

    So now LePage controls Juniper Ridge?  So whose getting richer? Where is the integrity?  Is this the Turnpike story all over again?

  • Guest

    Years ago when the DEP and the State were lobbied to close all town/city owned landfills they did. The large landfill owners funded enviromental groups to lobby along side of them to close town/city landfills and it happened. The Dep changed the rules for them.
    We need cities and Town to have there own landfills to cut cost.. 
    What corporate funded enviro groups, corporate landfill owners along with the dep would say is Town/cities can’t afford to follow the regulations in place to have a  landfill…. Well here is the kicker, neither can they.. but what happens is the first thing that these landfills do is apply for exemptions of the law and they allways get them. So the regulation they claim that towns and cities can’t afford, corporate landfill don’t have to follow because they are given a waver of them.. For one, The DEP told towns/cities they would have to cover their waste everyday and no town/city could afford to haul gravel in everyday. yet the private corporate landfills are allow to use waste(garbage) to cover garbage.  they never have to use gravel until they close that pod.. their exempt from the rules. merk/perk  needed to lobby for the closing of dumps in order to make their money..  So there you go this whole thing was done to make billons for the few and taxpayer to pay for it.  Enviro Groups were funded by these people to lobby.. Everyone was fooled.
    P.S. Local and State Government are in business with these people. Where the State and towns get a tonnage rate to dump out of State waste in Maine, there is no one that will protect the people.   The State/towns/cities get paid by how much comes into the State, good luck with them helping you.

  • Anonymous

    The landfills filling faster than originally expected…
    Who is surprised by that? Casella is making more money than was originally expected…
    Taking in more waste than originally expected (or at least disclosed).
    There is a pattern here.

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