Close the Out-of-State Waste Loophole

Maine Law Makers

Close the legal loophole to reduce landfilling and protect

Maine’s communities, water, and land!

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To: Maine Law Makers
From: [Your Name]

Dear Maine Law Maker,

The dumping of toxic out-of-state waste in our State-owned landfill is threatening sites of historical, cultural, and spiritual significance for the Penobscot Nation, neighboring residents, and the Penobscot River and Bay and it must be stopped.

The State purchased Juniper Ridge Landfill (JRL) in Old Town to prevent Maine from becoming a dumping ground for out-of-state waste, but because of a legal loophole in our laws, an astounding 30% of the waste being dumped there is from out of state.

Most of the waste is coming into Maine is toxic Construction and Demolition Debris (CDD) from Massachusetts, where they have wisely banned disposal of CDD waste in their landfills. Until we strengthen our laws too, Maine will continue to unjustly be a dumping ground for other states and countries.

Please vote to protect Maine’s people, land, air, and water by stopping the practice of filling our state-owned landfills with toxic out-of-state waste.