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The Attorney General’s office ruled this week that a bylaw change approved during Lee’s town meeting last June cannot go into effect because it conflicts with state law. The finding is a setback for opponents of a proposed PCB dump.
A family business that’s operated in Lee for half a century will drop use of one of its properties, after being cited by the state environmental officials. The Department of Environmental Protection says L.B. Corp. has been running a materials recycling plant without a required permit.
Members of Lee‘s top board did not misstep legally, a judge says, when they decided to accept a PCB landfill as part of a dramatic reset last year on plans to remove toxins from the Housatonic River.
For the second time in four years, justices with the country’s top environmental court will hear arguments for and against a plan to pull toxins from the Housatonic River.
The Environmental Appeals Board has notified attorneys that justices are ready to hold oral arguments in the case, which pits two environmental groups against the Environmental Protection Agency, the General Electric Co. and other parties that supported the plan, revealed in February 2020, to allow the burial of sediments with lower levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in an engineered landfill at a former quarry above the Housatonic River.
As opponents of a PCB landfill add flesh to their appeal, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking the court to trust and accept its judgment.
LEE — The General Electric Co. now owns the place in Lee where it expects to bury a million cubic yards of toxic sediments pulled from the Hou…
So begins the latest court fight over the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls — PCBs — spewed for years into the Housatonic River by the General Electric Co.
As they open a new court fight over plans to bury toxic material in Lee, lawyers for two local environmental groups are finding an ally, of sorts, in the Environmental Protection Agency.
At least the EPA of 2016.
LEE — The legal fight against a secretly negotiated Housatonic River cleanup, one that includes disposal of lower-level toxins in a Lee landfi…