WARREN COUNTY PAVES THE WAY
Warren County citizens’ opposition to a toxic waste landfill that they knew was doomed to failure demonstrated to state and federal government and to targeted communities and generations to come that when people are threatened, they will unite in defense and become a moving, effective, historical force.
Warren County citizens may not have stopped the PCB landfill, but their efforts stopped it from becoming an ongoing landfill, and they also stopped Waste Management, Inc. from building a 600 acre hazardous waste landfill in the county. Every mile they walked in protest, every body that lay down in defiance and was arrested, was responsible in part for helping protect our fundamental and Constitutional right to a safe and clean environment. Warren County citizens are known as “role models for activism.”
Our Road to Walk is a documented history written as a memoir about this story.