House Bill 1318 would allow landfill in Gary next to existing homes despite statewide mandate that there be a 1/2 mile buffer between homes and sanitary landfill. If they can do it in Gary, what will keep them from doing it in your community?
January 24, 2018-A bill set to be heard in the Indiana House of Representatives would allow polluters to construct a landfill anywhere within the City of Gary. House Bill is an amendement to a law intended to separate residences and landfills. The bill likely is aimed at reopening the J-Pit in Gary’s Black Oak section but also would allow polluters to establish construction/demolition landfills in any area of the City. Gary consultant Bo Kemp has repeatedly pushed for reopening the J-Pit as a landfill.
Valparaiso Republican Ed Soliday signed on as co-author of the bill yesterday, virtually assuring its passage in the Republican Supermajority House of Representatives. The bill is scheduled to be heard by the House Committee on Environmental Affairs today at 10:30 a.m. You an view the committee hearing on the House Environmental Affairs Committee page.