January 14, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
All-American Waste withdraws applications for a
controversial waste transfer plant
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Today, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker joined members of the Board of Alders, Senate President Martin Looney, Save the Sound, community activists, and residents to announce that All-American Waste withdrew its applications to expand a trash facility that would have significantly impacted the environment in the Annex and surrounding neighborhoods. The group held a press conference to formally announce this victory for the community and the environment.
Mayor Justin Elicker said "I was pleased to hear the news yesterday that All-American Waste pulled their applications for a project that would have had a significant negative impact on the surrounding neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods have gone through so much with the pandemic, and an expanded waste processing facility would have increased rodents, pollution, smells, and potentially risked polluting the Quinnipiac River. Large cities should not bear the overwhelming burden of processing the state’s waste. This is an important environmental justice issue. I want to thank our elected officials, activists, and residents for their hard work to call out what this facility would do to our community," he concluded.
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