Stop Out of State Waste from being Landfilled at Juniper Ridge

As we cope with a viral pandemic in Maine and around the world, public health is
at the forefront of everyone’s minds. It’s become crystal clear–everyone deserves
the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy community.
We need a new definition for Maine State Waste. Help Don’t Waste Maine protect Mainers health. Submit testimony to the Board of Environmental Protection
Supporting its petition to make these critical changes.
We need to protect communties most impacted by waste facilities.
However, currently, the impacts of waste facilities on our
communities’ health and wellbeing are not adequately taken into
consideration through the state’s current licensing process.
Furthermore, Maine has become the dumping ground for the region.
Because of a loophole, “in-state waste” is currently defined as
anything coming to into Maine and destined for a processing facility.
Thus, 40% of the of the waste going to the state-owned Juniper Ridge
Landfill originated outside the state, even though it is supposed to
reserved only for Maine waste.
Email your comments in support of these Rulemaking Amendments
to Chapter 400: Maine Solid Waste Management Rules
to rulecomments.dep@maine.gov

Published by Antonio Blasi

Blasi for Representative Antonio Blasi (D-Hancock) is running for the District 136 seat to the Maine House of Representatives. He currently is Hancock County Commissioner for District 3, and an elected planning board member.

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