Sen. Tom Saviello explains Juniper Ridge Landfill
Sen. Tom Saviello's statements to the Maine legislature's Government Oversight Committee, April 10, 2012, have been posted to YouTube:
Description of clip: State Sen. Tom Saviello presents a statement to the Maine legislature's Government Oversight Committee, April 10, 2012, responding to requests filed by Maine citizens and other legislators suggesting that the oversight committee should examine the contracts between Casella Waste and the state-owned Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town, and other concerns. Sen. Savello, the co-chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, stated that no complaints had been received from the Landfill Advisory Committee nor from the City of Old Town, that operations were according to rules and laws in place, and that the Government Oversight Committee has higher priorities than to look into the relationship between Casella and the state. He also stated that the landfill expansion is for capacity only, within the existing footprint, and that Maine's definition of out of state waste is based on the Federal definition. For full testimony, listen here. Sen. Saviello's testimony is preceded by remarks from Beth Ashcroft, director of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability.