By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Opponents of Waste Management Inc.'s landfills have filed suit against the Pennsylvania attorney general in an effort to have the company barred from doing business in the state.
The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and Antrim Residents Against Garbage Expansion (ARAGE), alleges that the attorney general has acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" by not revoking Waste Management's charter to do business in Pennsylvania.
The suit alleges the company has abused and misused its charter by continually violating state laws and regulations, and lists alleged violations dating back 15 years, ranging from failure to provide proper documentation to citations for chemical emissions.