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Son of a… And people ignore the power of persuasion from WM?? This company is a juggernaut. I would really like to know what percentage of state and local contracts WM has not to mention what contributions they’ve made to campaigns and municipalities. The simple fact of the matter is any company that controls the lion’s share of any given sector of an industry is bound to have some dirt under the rug. It’s the nature of the beast and this is one that just stinks. (pun intended)
I just watched this video and I wish our County Board folks would stand up for us like the County Supervisors in Mississippi.
Hey Mac-I found the link to the article I mention in the above comment where the County Supervisors for the Pecan Grove Landfill discuss taking legal action to stop Waste Management from dumping BP oil spill waste in their local landfill. These county board members are not happy with WM or BP! At least the County Supervisors in Mississippi appear to be concerned for their citizenry, unlike most of our local DeKalb county board members. This link is almost prophetic. Shows us where we might be in some not too distant future if our landfill is expanded and run by Waste Management.
Glad you got this up here, Mac. I tried to copy the URL with the same idea to show it around, but for some reason could not find/list the correct URL. I saw either this or a similar video on CNN a week or more ago. There's another video which I saw tonight at CNN online where the county board (where this landfill is cited) tells their legal staff to prepare an injunction in case discussions with BP and Waste Management don't result in stopping the dumping. That report says so far WM has agreed to holding the dumpsters from BP in a staging area. If you can get that video up here, it has a great scene of their county board meeting to take action AGAINST WM/BP! If only our county board would see the light before its too late for us!
I searched the board of elections site. WM hasn't contributed to DeKalb County campaigns but they have contributed to larger county and state elections.