While I will never be accused of being the greenest crayon in the crayon box, I believe I share the the majority viewpoint in this community that we do not want hazardous waste from other parts of New York State dumped in our county. That's an easy one.
But at the same time, I've become perplexed by the complete knee-jerk reaction of so-called environmental activists to anything put forth by CWM -- Amy Witroyl I'm looking in your direction.
CWM is looking at using the latest science for capping its current landfill. It has scientific backup that says this is safer for the community. As a result of the cap, the landfill would gain some extra capacity.
The extra capacity issue has been seized on by the usual suspects to rail against this new cap. I believe that's ridiculous. If you want to be against CWM's plans for a new landfill, have at it and I might join you.
But being against better science that actually provides better protection for our community is just plain stupid. It shows that some people are more interested in the politics of the CWM issue than doing what's right --- again, Amy, I'm looking at you.
We're going to stay on top of this CWM stuff going forward, calling out both sides. It's time that science rules the day on this issue.