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Appeals court sides with landfill expansion

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From page A3 | April 30, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The likely final legal hurdle blocking the permit enabling the expansion of Potrero Hills Landfill was removed Tuesday by the State Court of Appeal in San Francisco.

The Solano County Board of Supervisors approved the expansion by a 3-2 vote in 2005. Since then, a variety of legal challenges have kept the expansion on hold, the latest being a suit over the Suisun Marsh permit.

In late 2012, Judge Paul L. Beeman agreed with a group known as Sustainability, Parks, Recycling and Wildlife Legal Defense Fund that Potrero Hills Landfill had not shown that a smaller expansion was not a reasonable alternative. Potrero Hills Landfill owners said a smaller expansion was economically infeasible, but Beeman ruled that they failed to provide sufficient evidence.

The Court of Appeals overturned Beeman’s ruling, saying the owners had provided sufficient comparative cost figures for the regional government commission that had signed off on the expansion.

Sustainability, Parks, Recycling and Wildlife Legal Defense Fund can ask the state Supreme Court to take up the case, however that court accepts only a handful of those requests.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • Rich GiddensApril 29, 2014 - 10:33 pm

    They suck and are traitors---i hope the birds that dump attracts takes out an airplane.

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  • Danny BuntinApril 30, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    You are a piece of work based on that statement. I feel sorry for your son.

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  • Mr. PracticalApril 30, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    Yep. Even when you agree with him you can't take his side.

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  • Lando Phillips (a,k.a. Beebo)April 30, 2014 - 8:12 am

    Our area has already inherited a lot of trash, we might as well go literal.

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  • Suisun1April 30, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Wake up, Fairfield-Suisun. Our Board of Supervisors just sold us out. Welcome to hundreds of more trash-filled trucks zooming down hwy 12 with tons of SF's trash. Well, it's nice to know that our local leaders are okay with Suisun-Fairfield becoming a dumping ground.

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  • Vote Spering out - he can find a job at PorteroMay 01, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Why is there so much childish infighting on these boards??? Here's an issue we all care and agree about--trash is not a viable economic growth strategy for Suisun or Solano County. It harmful for the air our kids breathe and for our environment. Spering and the other 2 board of supes SOLD US OUT. I like Spering and what he's done for downtown Suisun but he needs to be held accountable for supporting more importation of garbage from Contra Costa and beyond. Vote him out.

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  • B. ThiemerMay 01, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Any project involving the expansion of the landfill should have been tied to upgrading highway 12 to two lanes each way. The increased truck traffic will bog down and increase hazards on an already overworked roadway.

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