Gottheimer Statement Praising Court Decision to Force Wallace to Stop Dumping at Vernon Waste Mountain Site
“I am glad the court today decided to reject known, convicted polluter Joe Wallace’s appeal, so we can continue to stop polluting at the Waste Mountain in Vernon. No family should have to worry that the water they drink or the air they breathe is unsafe. I will continue to monitor the process closely. Mr. Wallace must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
“I commend Mayor Shortway, Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Space, Assemblyman Wirths and community groups like PAID for their dogged commitment to the families in Vernon. The Mayor, in particular, has been a critical ally in this fight over the last year. I also appreciate the Attorney General and Governor for their direct involvement.”