California Landfill Opponents Mount New Challenge

Date: February 5, 2004

Source: News Room

Environmentalists fighting the Eagle Mountain Landfill in Riverside County, Calif. contend that fifty-year-old laws call for the federal Bureau of Land Management to return nearly 30,000 acres of land to the Joshua Tree National Park rather than selling it to the landfill's company. But developers say the property is already sold and is ready for construction. The landfill would take 20,000 tons of waste a day from Los Angeles County and the Coachella Valley. Riverside County would receive $2.75 to $5 per ton of waste dumped at the site.

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