CCLA April Meeting Notice
Good news!! The Governor’s revised COVID 19 restrictions on March 23, 2021, increasing the number of people permitted at indoor gatherings to 50. Our CCLA meeting attendance falls into this category. So we are pleased to announce that our April Community Townhall meeting will be held as an in-person meeting or you call phone in. The meeting will be held at the New Community Center, 11 Davenport Road, Cumberland, VA at 3 p.m. For your convenience, you can also join the meeting by calling 571-317-3122 and entering 378-814-269. See flyer for additional information and please feel free to forward the flyer to others or print it off and share with friends, neighbors, businesses, etc.
Over the last several weeks, residents in Cumberland County, especially those in the zip code of the proposed landfill site, received several mailers from Green Ridge. The theme throughout this series of mailers has been how their projected dollars will make life better for Cumberland County residents. Jobs, parks, band uniforms, and the list goes on. The numbers make things look good for Green Ridge but there are more facts that are not disclosed in the mailers. For example, part of the $700k mentioned in one of the mailers, is actually indebtedness of $400K Cumberland County owes Green Ridge for an advance taken in 2019 on projected tipping fees.
Yes, there is a need to generate more revenue for Cumberland County, but does it have to be at such a high non-financial cost to residents. A dollar value cannot be placed on the potential damage this proposed landfill could cause to the quality of life and environmental issues for local residents and statewide. The potential adverse effects on the environment include private well water supply contamination, wetlands, endangered plants, and wildlife to mention just a few.
The mailers also mention more than once that “outsiders” and legislators are fighting to stop the proposed dump. How does Green Ridge define an “outsider”? What are they if not an “outsider” keeping in mind their parent company is headquartered in Canada? Do they know the values of living in the country where you have fresh air, fresh water, and can see the stars at night? Have they walked in our shoes? Of course not, all they see is how they can make a quick dollar.
CCLA will continue to oppose this proposed Green Ridge mega landfill in Cumberland County. We are appreciative of all the hard work, time, and effort of our supporters, AMMD and their supporters, and other supporters both statewide and nationwide. There is strength in unity, and we are united!!!!