Hahn’s Office Vows to Fight Landfill Expansion

From Times Staff Reports

Having lost a skirmish with state regulators, Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn’s office said Wednesday it will press its fight to block other permits needed by the operator to expand the Sunshine Canyon Landfill into the city.

Browning-Ferris Industries won a permit Tuesday from the state board that regulates landfills, over the objections of dozens of Granada Hill residents and other opponents who complained the dump is already too close to schools, neighborhoods and water supplies.

The California Integrated Waste Management Board voted 5 to 0 with one abstention to award a permit to BFI for an expansion that will nearly double the size of the landfill.