The Times-Tribune

Green New Deal supporter

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Editor: As a resident of Dunmore, I am truly concerned about the proposed Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion and the impact it may have on our environmen­t, our health and safety, as well as to our tourism and economy in the region.

We can’t as a society keep building huge mounds of garbage. It reminds me of the movie “Idiocracy,” where there are huge towers of garbage sprawled across the city. When will we say enough is enough? We need to have the collective courage to lead a different way for our children and our children’s children.

Corporatio­ns keep producing endless amounts of garbage and our politician­s keep failing to act. There is only one politician and presidenti­al candidate who addresses our waste issue and that is Sen. Bernie Sanders. He lays it out in the Green New Deal with multiple recycling and zero-waste measures. The plan calls for a nationwide recycling program, a composting program, a national right-to-repair policy and an extended producer responsibi­lity program.

Northeast Pennsylvan­ia needs to stop being a dumping ground and start investing in our children’s future by backing politician­s like Sanders and policies like the Green New Deal, recycling and composting.

ALLISON PETRYK DUNMORE

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