Thursday, May 13, 2010

CABRLE Concedes Defeat In Attempt To Stop Republic's Proposed Expansion Of The Blue Ridge Landfill Near Missouri City To Nearly 20 Stories--click here

FB Sun Reports On Controversial Settlement (update 5-16):

Group fails to defeat landfill expansion
May 13, 2010 2:23 pm Zen T.C. Zheng, Houston Chronicle

The three-year fight to stop the expansion of a landfill in east Fort Bend County is over this week with a deal struck between the last group of opponents and the company operating the landfill.

Gary McCuistion, a spokesman for BFI, which is now Republic Services after their merger, said his company and the group, Coalition Against Blue Ridge Landfill Expansion, signed an agreement Tuesday.

As part of the settlement, the group is no longer opposed to the expansion and withdrew its original request for a contested case hearing, essentially a trial that would have been conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings...

MCC Comment: After several local politicians signed agreements in Missouri City (Allen Owen) and at the County Commissioners level (Bob Hebert+) not to oppose the expansion several years ago, few options were left to the coalition. Search this site for more on this very controversial issue in Fort Bend County.




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3%  participating said yes  (n20)


91%  participating said no  (n573)


6%  participating responded not sure  (n39)


(N) sample =  632


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