Lawmakers call for extending public comment period on proposed CWM expansion

Senator George Maziarz, Assemblyman John Ceretto, and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin have sent a letter to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Conservation urging that the 60-day public comment period on the CWM hazardous waste landfill expansion that begins today be extended to 120-days.  A copy of the letter is attached.

Senator George Maziarz said, “The residents of Lewiston, Porter, and beyond are extremely concerned about the dumping of more hazardous waste in their backyards, and rightfully so.  They deserve to have every chance to make their concerns known to the DEC.”

Assemblyman John Ceretto said, “I would like to make sure everyone has an opportunity to research and voice their opinion on this important subject, thus ensuring that the people’s voice is heard.”        

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin said, “Sixty days is simply not enough time to fully read, research, and comment on all of the documents and paperwork involved in the CWM expansion proposal.  We need to give this proposal the absolute highest level of scrutiny.”