Michigan Environmental Council Policy Director James Clift testified before the Michigan House of Representatives Energy and Technology Committee Feb. 22, urging the committee not to approve legislation allowing compostable yard waste in landfills. The bill would result in the elimination of close to 1,000 composting industry jobs in order to give landfills more revenue and a slight increase in methane gas to burn for energy. Committee Chair Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, later referred the bill for study in a workgroup.
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