If you look through the past several months of blog posts you will see that Bob Folger of Alliance, Pennsylvania has been updating us with his ongoing battles with Waste Management.
I am not able to investigate his claims but now you can by going to his group's new website.
Their mission statement is to "A civic organization formed to inform and provide residents information on the expansion of Alliance Landfill and its owner and operating company Waste Management Inc."
You can also see WM's point of view by visiting their official website.
Why am I writing about this? Bob Folger found this blog while working on the expansion of a landfill in his area. I was surprised at the similar issues and shocked at some of the more wild claims involved in their expansion back east.
I don't think citizens should rely solely on politicians for the truth. At the same time they shouldn't need to get all their information from citizen's groups but instead should have a newspaper like The Star cover all the competing claims and research them. I am hoping that is what will happen with our landfill.
But back to our neck of the woods. Any word on hearings, news updates, and the like for the proposed landfill expansion here in Simi Valley? A recent story said something about a sewage treatment facility. What was that about?