The Stop the Mega Dump citizen’s group opposed to the 500 acre expansion of the existing DeKalb County Landfill, owned by Waste Management Inc, received notice today that the oral arguments before the Appellate Court had been delayed again. The Illinois Pollution Control Board filed a petition with the court to move the oral arguments from August 22nd to September 6th. The petition was granted, so the new date for the oral arguments before the State of Illinois Appellate Court Second District will be Thursday September 6th 2:00pm.
“We want the citizens of the county to know that all continuances and delays have been at the request of Waste Management or the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Stop the Mega Dump nor our lawyer has been the cause of all of the delays. We want this settled as quickly as possible so we can begin addressing a more sustainable way of handling our solid waste. A way that does not involve DeKalb County becoming the dumping ground for Waste Management and Northeast Illinois.” According to a statement from Dan Kenney, coordinator of Stop the Mega Dump group.
Citizens are urged to attend the oral arguments in Elgin on the sixth of September. The STMD group wants citizens of the county to inform themselves of all the information related to this proposed expansion.
“It is important to be aware of all the issues related to this expansion as it will have an environmental impact on our county for decades to come.” Kenney said. Visit the Stop the Mega-Dump website to learn more.