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By Sandra DeMent
For The Sentinel 

The landfill legacy: power for the people


November 29, 2017

This is the second of two articles growing out of a review of the Roosevelt Regional Landfill and its contributions to Klickitat County. The Roosevelt landfill has been operating for 25 years, and is described as a partnership between the County, the KPUD and Republic Services. This article focuses on the Klickitat Public Utility District (KPUD), the operator of the Harold W. Hill Landfill Gas Project that is at the heart of the Roosevelt landfill.

For 30 years, the guiding spirit of the project was Harold Hill, a Goldendale farmer who became a KPUD Commissioner in 1974. In the ’70s nationally, the polluted Cuyahoga River had caught fire (again), the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act we...

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