Time for some serious trash talk

Dear Editor:

A June 15 Bangor Daily News update on the Hampden waste plant closure points out that, under state law, landfilling is considered the worst possible way to dispose of waste.

Yet the public continues to tolerate the Municipal Review Committee, representing some 115 cities and towns, hiding behind the screen that “legal obligations under the current contract” prevent it from negotiating with PERC for a logical and common-sense resolution of its dilemma.

Since the Maine Department of Environmental Protection appears unable to enforce state policy, it’s time for concerned citizens to speak up, demanding action from their municipal leaderships.

Alan Baker


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