NEWS: Lawmaker proposes state landfills have self-inspections

Andy Nelson
Daily Herald
February 26th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legislative proposal would allow Utah’s 168 landfills to do self-inspections in an attempt to increase sagging oversight without raising taxes to fund increased inspections.

The House Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee took a liking to the proposal on Thursday, but environmental groups are opposing the self-inspections, the Salt Lake Tribune reported .

Scott Williams, executive director of environmental group HEAL Utah, said the “concept of a regulated entity doing ‘self-inspection’ is a conflict of interest.”

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