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Chautauqua County landfill expansion Saalik Khan

Chautauqua County, N.Y., Supreme Court Approves Landfill Expansion

The expansion is designed to extend the landfill's life by 20 to 30 years.

Earlier this year, the expansion plan for the Chautauqua County Landfill in New York faced some challenges when local residents and Ellery town officials claimed that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation failed to conduct a full adjudicatory hearing to review their environmental concerns.

Now, the Chautauqua County, N.Y., Supreme Court has approved the landfill’s 53-acre lateral expansion, which is designed to extend its operational life by 20 to 30 years.

The Post-Journal has more:

A contested expansion to the Chautauqua County Landfill in Ellery has been given the green light by the Chautauqua County Supreme Court.

On Monday, the court ruled in favor of the landfill's so-called "Phase IV" expansion, a 53-acre lateral expansion designed to extend the life of the landfill's operations for another 20-30 years.

The expansion ran into trouble earlier this year, when Ellery town officials and residents claimed the county and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which led the environmental review of the project and approved it, acted in an "arbitrary, capricious and unlawful manner."

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