New lawmakers agree to help stop the dump

Congresswoman Haley Stevens and state Rep. Matt Koleszar both declared their intentions to help stop the mismanagement and expansion of Arbor Hills Landfill in Washtenaw County at a town hall meeting on Jan. 13, 2019.

“There’s no reason you should have to live with those smells coming into your household,” Koleszar said.

Unlike her predecessor, newly elected Stevens agreed Congress can assist with this issue.

“Certainly there’s a role for the federal government here to weigh in and to work with our state partners,” Stevens said.

Koleszar plans to host a special meeting to discuss issues with Advanced Disposal’s landfill in the next couple of months. He recently met with Northville Twp. Supervisor Bob Nix to address the issues related to the landfill. He plans to have similar discussions with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who attended the town hall.

Koleszar said he doesn’t want to make any promises before he gathers all of the information he needs but he said he stands with the residents of his district and he wants us to have clean air.

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