Their letter to the EPA calls for a response by Friday, March 4
For Immediate Release
February 28, 2022
Arthur Bryant 202-225-1621
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Chair of the House Suburban Caucus, today with Bridgeton Mayor Terry Briggs called on the EPA to hold a public meeting about West Lake Landfill to explain delays and provide a clear timeline to clean up the site.
An excerpt from the letter to the EPA is below:
“Since my first day in Congress, I have worked on this issue with the community, as has Bridgeton Mayor Terry Briggs since he became mayor seven years ago. We’ve pounded our fists on tables in frustration, demanded answers and accountability and most importantly – we’ve never given up the fight. Years of delays, inaction and broken promises by EPA gave way to the signing of a Record of Decision in 2018 under the previous administration. Now 3.5 years later, the cleanup of the site is yet to begin.
“Your inaction is stopping historic progress that I and many others fought hard to achieve. My constituents and the entire St. Louis region have waited decades for the EPA to remediate this site, while living with both uncertainty and fear. This is simply unacceptable.”
Read the full letter here.
Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-2)
2350 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515