FAFE Court Update

FAFE Court Update

On Wednesday afternoon, Judge Wolford heard testimony from both Waste Management and New York City on why they believe Fresh Air for the Eastside’s case should be dismissed. In January of this year, WM filed a motion to dismiss the case, and NYC followed suit with their own motion in February. Their requests to dismiss are in direct response to FAFE’s complaint against both WM and NYC for the ongoing odor nuisance faced by our community. This oral argument provided all three parties, and the legal team for an additional class-action lawsuit, to argue their cases in front of Judge Wolford.

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FAFE Denied Transparency from Perinton Town Board

FAFE Denied Transparency from Perinton Town Board

On December 20, 2018, FAFE legal counsel, Knauf Shaw LLP, submitted a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request to view draft documents for the Host Community Agreement (HCA) with Waste Management’s High Acres landfill. The Perinton Town Board (PTB) continues to state that that the request is “premature”, as Town staff has yet to complete its internal evaluation of its legal counsel’s draft Host Community Agreement.

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FAFE December Update

FAFE December Update

On Monday December 18, 2018, NYSDEC Regional Director Paul D’Amato sent a formal letter to Waste Management of NY, LLC (WM) regarding continued odor complaints at the High Acres Landfill facility. In his letter, Director D’Amato expressed his concern over allegations that a recent derailment resulted in NYC waste being delayed nearly 21 days before it was disposed at High Acres.

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