Environmentalists file suit over Redw...

Environmentalists file suit over Redwood Landfill expansion plan

There are 10 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jan 22, 2009, titled Environmentalists file suit over Redwood Landfill expansion plan. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Several environmental groups have sued the county of Marin and Waste Management Inc.

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Mill Valley, CA

#1 Jan 22, 2009
Is this the same dump where the public passed a law that stated that it could not be expanded, but was and is in fact currently in violation/illegal?

Also, why are we using a Houston based entity?
David Ganz

Novato, CA

#2 Jan 23, 2009
Another informative and accurate article by RH on the Redwood Landfill.
kikisanrafael

Corte Madera, CA

#3 Jan 23, 2009
this is an important story, thank you for informing us of environmental and social justice groups' efforts to make the dump just a little less perilous to Marin and the Bay.
SR Resident

Suisun City, CA

#4 Jan 23, 2009
OK critics...instead of always fighting against the "man" why don't you put forward an alternative. I know...lets put it in your backyard or why don't we just put it in the middle of San Rafael, better yet lets just dump it into the sea...
Stop wasting time/money with lawsuits that just prevent and why don't you think of an alternative, then get local support and actually do something that will have a POSITIVE IMPACT!
Jim

San Rafael, CA

#5 Jan 23, 2009
SR Resident wrote:
OK critics...instead of always fighting against the "man" why don't you put forward an alternative. I know...lets put it in your backyard or why don't we just put it in the middle of San Rafael, better yet lets just dump it into the sea...
Stop wasting time/money with lawsuits that just prevent and why don't you think of an alternative, then get local support and actually do something that will have a POSITIVE IMPACT!
You need to pay attention during the processes. There were plenty of positive suggestions, the best one, moving to Zero Waste. Without this permitted expansion we could have actually taken steps to rethink our waste stream, but with your "stick your head in a hole attitude" how can we progress to the next level of conservation and protection of our natural habitat and wetlands.

MOVE TO ZERO WASTE, there is a path, demand this from your local politicians...! NOW
Snark Attack

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 23, 2009
SR Resident wrote:
I know...lets put it in your backyard or why don't we just put it in the middle of San Rafael,
We already have a dump in the middle of San Rafael. After they sort through it it gets shipped somewhere else. Home Depot is built on top of the old dump and that land is oozing with toxic gases. If you have ever been to the Redwood Landfill is it surprisingly close to the Petaluma River so your suggestion about dumping at sea is surprisingly close to reality.

Since: Jan 09

Mill Valley, CA

#7 Jan 23, 2009
SR Resident wrote:
OK critics...instead of always fighting against the "man" why don't you put forward an alternative. I know...lets put it in your backyard or why don't we just put it in the middle of San Rafael, better yet lets just dump it into the sea...
Stop wasting time/money with lawsuits that just prevent and why don't you think of an alternative, then get local support and actually do something that will have a POSITIVE IMPACT!
There are illegal actions occuring here and you want people to just figure out another approach and ignore that fact?

Semi-related question - How do you post in a forum if you always have your eyes closed?
Grunt

San Jose, CA

#8 Jan 23, 2009
Let's be consistent. File another suit against the Gnoss Field Airport expansion.
bertie wooster

San Rafael, CA

#9 Aug 17, 2009
I understand how you might be frustrated with the nature of this lawsuit. Too often litigation seems wasteful and misguided.
However, in this case, if you read the content of the suit, you can see that the litigants are pushing toward a solution--simply, will the County of Marin, Redwood Landfill, and Waste Management Inc. perform appropriate remediation of shortcomings of the current landfill before we dump another landfill amount of garbage on the site. That the County sidestepped its responsibility to its Citizens (and possibly actual legal responsibility) to address shortcomings of the landfill operation to ensure we avoid a disaster.
At a minimum the county should request WMI set aside funds sufficient to mitigate the potential terrible consequences on the environment that have been clearly stated in the expansion proposal

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OK critics...instead of always fighting against the "man" why don't you put forward an alternative. I know...lets put it in your backyard or why don't we just put it in the middle of San Rafael, better yet lets just dump it into the sea...
Stop wasting time/money with lawsuits that just prevent and why don't you think of an alternative, then get local support and actually do something that will have a POSITIVE IMPACT!
Jim

San Rafael, CA

#10 Aug 17, 2009
bertie wooster wrote:
I understand how you might be frustrated with the nature of this lawsuit. Too often litigation seems wasteful and misguided.
However, in this case, if you read the content of the suit, you can see that the litigants are pushing toward a solution--simply, will the County of Marin, Redwood Landfill, and Waste Management Inc. perform appropriate remediation of shortcomings of the current landfill before we dump another landfill amount of garbage on the site. That the County sidestepped its responsibility to its Citizens (and possibly actual legal responsibility) to address shortcomings of the landfill operation to ensure we avoid a disaster.
At a minimum the county should request WMI set aside funds sufficient to mitigate the potential terrible consequences on the environment that have been clearly stated in the expansion proposal
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OK critics...instead of always fighting against the "man" why don't you put forward an alternative. I know...lets put it in your backyard or why don't we just put it in the middle of San Rafael, better yet lets just dump it into the sea...
Stop wasting time/money with lawsuits that just prevent and why don't you think of an alternative, then get local support and actually do something that will have a POSITIVE IMPACT!
If you kept up with the issue you would know that plenty alternatives were put forth during the process, they chose this course instead of protecting both the community and environment... so now the court will decide.

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