Town of Kearny files suit against DEP for inadequate oversight of the Keegan Landfill

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On October 25th, 2019, the Town of Kearny filed a lawsuit against the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) alleging the State violated the Town’s rights under the Environmental Rights Act and the due process clause of the State and Federal constitutions by repeatedly issuing year-to-year temporary permits for operation of the landfill by the NJ Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) without following the mandated process for public hearings and without adequately funding escrow accounts for closure and post-closure costs as required by State law.

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