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Pangelinan opposes building Guatali landfill

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Guam Resource Recovery Partners' efforts to proceed with a contract with the government and build a landfill at Guatali won't come without opposition from Senator Ben Pangelinan, who filed suit against the company over the legality of GRRP's contract with the government. The Democrat lawmaker says there are ten years left on the license and he will oppose allowing Chamorro Land Trust Commission land to be used for a landfill for ten years. 

He says the Supreme Court decisions made it clear that the company's contract is illegal. "It's kind of like ridiculous to the extreme that these guys continue to say that they have all these rights, all this authority, all these agreements when the Supreme Court has ruled that all laws that allow incineration on Guam are not valid that there is an integrated solid waste management plan that says incineration is not an acceptable method of disposing of municipal solid waste so you cant build one," Pangelinan explained.

Senator Pangelinan added he believes the Supreme Court made it clear that GRRP has no legal right or authority to proceed with anything related to an incinerator or a landfill and he will oppose any efforts to proceed in that manner.

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