Coloma residents invited to Lansing for landfill hearing

The odor from landfills has been a problem in Coloma and the surrounding area. And now their state representative wants residents help to get action taken in the Michigan state legislature. 

State Representative Al Pscholka represents Coloma and has been meeting with residents for a few months about an odor coming from Orchard Hill landfill. 

Now he is pushing legislation in Lansing that would increase fines for people violating Michigan's waste management laws. 

In a hearing set for Wednesday at the state capitol, Pscholka says he wants locals to express their concerns and share their experiences with representatives from the landfill.

His bill would increase fines for first time violators from $10,000 to $25,000 a day and raise the maximum fine to $75,000 per day.

Lansing is about an hour and 45 minutes away from Coloma.

If you want to make the trip, you are asked to call Pscholka's office to let them know. The hearing takes place Wednesday, August 19th at 9:30 am. 

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