Browsing Tag Harrisburg Incinerator

Coalition Forming to Challenge Corbett Administration’s Harrisburg Bailout Plans Involving LCSWMA Incinerator Purchase

By at September 24, 2013 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

Coalition Forming to Challenge Corbett Administration’s Harrisburg Bailout Plans Involving LCSWMA Incinerator Purchase

Citizens dissatisfied with the Corbett administration’s plan to bailout Harrisburg are planning to oppose it in court. Corbett’s receiver released the so-called “Harrisburg Strong” plan on August 26. It was ratified by Harrisburg city council this Monday, September 16, amid criticism that citizens had no time to digest or oppose the vast and complicated plan. […]

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Take It or Leave It: LCSWMA’s Jim Warner Bristles at Tough Questions From Harrisburg City Council

By at September 13, 2013 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment

Take It or Leave It: LCSWMA’s Jim Warner Bristles at Tough Questions From Harrisburg City Council

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) CEO Jim Warner faced tough questions at Harrisburg city council meeting Thursday night. The council meeting was held to consider the city receiver’s plan to sell the Harrisburg incinerator to the Lancaster authority. At the end of the long meeting the only thing that remained certain was that […]

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Incinerator Sale: Testimony of Eric Epstein Before the Harrisburg City Council

By at September 13, 2013 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Incinerator Sale: Testimony of Eric Epstein Before the Harrisburg City Council

Since 1987  I have  document noncompliance issues afflicting the Harrisburg Steam Generating Faculty (“HSGF”), renamed the Harrisburg Materials, Energy, Recycling and Resource Recovery Facility (“HRRF”) in 1992. Whatever you call it, the incinerator generated ash from the incineration of household municipal waste, hazardous waste and non hazardous industrial solid waste. I  attached a  document detailing […]

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What Was Dauphin County’s Role In Selling the Harrisburg Incinerator?

By at August 26, 2013 | 3:13 pm | 0 Comment

What Was Dauphin County’s Role In Selling the Harrisburg Incinerator?

Representatives from Dauphin County have stated they were not an agent in the sale of the Harrisburg Incinerator. However, minutes from the Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority appear to undermine this contention: The County is not acting as an agent for either the seller or the buyer of the Facility with respect to the proposed transaction. Nor did […]

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Parties at center of Attorney General investigation of Harrisburg incinerator deeply involved in LCSWMA deal

By at August 20, 2013 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment

Parties at center of Attorney General investigation of Harrisburg incinerator deeply involved in LCSWMA deal

Pennsylvanians for whatever reason have a lot of problems calling the cops. Some of our biggest criminal cases, past and present, involve the startling question: Why didn’t they call the cops? This was driven home this week when Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane acknowledged that her office was investigating the finances of the Harrisburg incinerator, […]

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Lancaster Waste Authority’s Mysterious Offshore Cayman Islands Account

By at June 19, 2013 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

Lancaster Waste Authority’s Mysterious Offshore Cayman Islands Account

Lancaster paradise: Risky business in the Caymans? Funds from offshore account used to pay previous bond issue  LCSWMA’s unusual practices seem to be a ‘creative-finance fund,’ rather than the prudent insurance used by most Pennsylvania public entities The proposed purchaser of the trouble-prone Harrisburg incinerator, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA), has an unusual insurance problem. At […]

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The Long Road From Lancaster To Buy the Harrisburg Incinerator

By at June 12, 2013 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment

The Long Road From Lancaster To Buy the Harrisburg Incinerator

In their own words: How a $45 million deal morphed  into a $150 million crap shoot Lancaster Authority minutes shed light on $100 + million trash burner purchase: • The original purchase price of the Harrisburg incinerator was only $45 million. • It soon grew to as much as $150 million. • The higher purchase price was […]

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Forget about Shutting the Barn Door – the Harrisburg Incinerator Scoundrels Run Free.

By at June 5, 2013 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

Forget about Shutting the Barn Door – the Harrisburg Incinerator Scoundrels Run Free.

Thank You Mayor Linda Thompson! Make no mistake about it, this week’s SEC charge against and accepted by the City, was a charge against Linda Thompson for failure to disclose pertinent financial information. Did heads roll?  Was an apology forthcoming from the Mayor?  Did the buck stop with her? Of course not. As I think […]

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