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A Mighty Wind
Houston Press: Local sentiment was so strong against the waste industry that protesters had only to point the finger at McCarty to explain their objections: trucks, stink, pollution, sickness.
Residents fight landfill expansion
Austin American-Statesman: Residents have fought for years to close BFI’s landfill and a neighboring landfill run by Waste Management of Texas Inc.
Austin postpones landfill changes
Austin American-Statesman: The Austin City Council has effectively scuttled a contract to turn over operations of the city’s landfill to a private company.
A Pledge to Revise Landfill Expansion Rules
Austin American-Statesman: Texas environmental commissioners pledged Wednesday to revise state rules that make it possible for landfill operators to seek approval for significant expansions with little public input.
Commission to Hold Hearing on Landfill
Weatherford Democrat: Parker County residents opposed to a landfill expansion will now be able to have their side heard before the state’s environmental quality agency.