BFI Files Suit Against New Jersey Over Waste Hauling

Date: March 7, 2002

Source: News Room

Browning-Ferris Industries has filed suit in United States Federal District Court charging that New Jersey regulators have illegally and unconstitutionally blocked a $350 million project designed to eliminate 1,000 garbage-laden tractor-trailer trips each day by moving New York City trash through New Jersey by barge and train. The suit, which claims hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, arises from the failure of state Department of Environmental Protection officials to agree to include the project in Union County's Solid Waste Management Plan so that the state environmental permitting process can begin, BFI attorneys charge. The Union County Board of Freeholders has already approved the project three times.

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