FARMERSVILLE'S MEGA-DUMP PROPOSAL
public comments submitted to the DEC
petitions filed for party status
issues conference schedule
basic background on the dump proposal
why the Farmersville
town board tried but failed in 2000 to stop the dump
why we want the town board to rescind its landfill law
Bill Heitzenrater's shady tactics: lies, lawsuits, and generous payments to a town attorney
timetable for IWS's application for a state permit
New York City tells Jess Fitzpatrick: we don't need your consent to dump on Cattaraugus County
Town of Farmersville's contract with IWS (571K PDF)
NYS Dept. of State legal opinion: Farmersville's royalties may violate the law (240K PDF)
NYS Comptroller audit: Farmersville mishandled funds from IWS in 1994 (485K PDF)
Finger Lakes Trail passes by IWS dump site
Cattaraugus County took title to the landfill site after IWS failed to pay nearly $400,000 in back taxes: is this the end? (
Jan. 10, 2008
of Olean, Jan. 11, 2008
Allied Waste expressed interest in purchasing IWS's interest in the dump project, but ultimately elected not to get involved
Sept. 8, 2007
Bill Heitzenrater speaks
Sept. 11, 2007
where we left off in 2005
Thanks to the Cattaraugus County Legislature,
the dump is dead.
Bill Heitzenrater's lawsuit against the County for taking the land proposed for the IWS landfill has been dismissed. Let's remain vigilant in protecting the Ischua Valley Aquifer that would have put at great risk by this proposal.
Frequently asked questions . . .
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Overview of the dump proposal
How big would the dump be?
How many variances is IWS requesting?
What are the environmental impacts?
Isn't it a "done deal"?
Didn't the DEC permit the dump?
Doesn't garbage has to go somewhere?
How long will a decision take?
What about IWS's background?
What's the Town Board doing?
What's the County doing?
What about the County's Park Plan?
What has it cost to fight the dump?
NYS Comptroller audits of NY municipalities
municipal liability for private waste facilities
landfill gas regulation under the Clean Air Act
New York City's garbage crisis is not so bad
garbage trucks kill more people than any other vehicle
county flow control power can stop private waste monopoly
CCCC'S Home Page for how
other municipalities have fought and won
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