We celebrate this new law hoping especially that BlueTriton will find it unprofitable to continue taking the peoples’ water and selling it back to them. We have hope that this might happen in Florida too as well as across the nation.
This is one step toward justice and fairness and an important step in saving the environment.
Thanks to Kristin Rubin for the link.
Read the original article here in the Washington Post.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
– A river is like a life: once taken,
it cannot be brought back © Jim Tatum
“This new law assures every Maine community that help with recycling and lowering the property tax burden is on the way,” the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth), said in a statement.
Recycling programs have been hit by China’s 2018 decision to ban U.S. materials and, in many Maine communities, by the abrupt closure of a state-of-the-art recycling plant.
Michael Gilmartin, who helped lead an effort to establish a recycling center in coastal Trenton only to see it close under financial pressure a couple of years ago, was optimistic that the new law would bring recycling back.
“It’s wonderful news,” Gilmartin said, as he made plans to discuss reopening Trenton’s recycling site at a selectmen’s meeting Tuesday evening.
Across the causeway on Mount Desert Island, Mark Worcester, owner of the transfer station that takes Trenton’s trash, said he will be ready when recycling starts up again.
“We have all the machinery and signs,” Worcester said.