Brewton Rep Not Dumping Landfill Legislation

Brewton Rep Not Dumping Landfill Legislation

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama - In the wake of the Conecuh County landfill fight, one local state representative wants to change the permitting process.  In the middle of last year the fight over the Conecuh Woods landfill ended quietly when the company opted not to appeal a court ruling.  Brewton State Representative Alan Baker calls landfills a needed evil.  He hopes the new rules will make the application process fairer.

“Try to provide for more transparency in the permitting process and also education both for local host government and perhaps maybe to extend the time period,” says Baker.  He would extend the waiting time for a developer’s application from three months to six month.  Baker says if a local government takes no action on the application after half a year the application would be rejected.  Currently the application would be approved if a local government took no action. 

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