VIDEO: Fisher – Law Must Be Changed Before New GRRP Contract Can Be Approved

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Guam – Presiding Judge Alberto Lamorena has given GRRP and The Guam Economic Development Authority another 4 months to meet certain conditions in a new draft agreement before the case can move forward.

One of the conditions is to get legislative approval of the draft agreement. Under current law, solid waste incineration is illegal on Guam.

Atty Tom Fisher, who represents GEDA says in addition to legislative approval of the new settlement, they will also have to make changes to the law to make incineration legal. 

READ the revised Waste to Energy contract between GEDA and GRRP HERE

The draft agreement is a revised version of the 1996 agreement over a controversial plant. It was forced into mediation by the Superior Court after GRRP filed a $20 million lawsuit against GovGuam for alleged breach of contract when the waste-to-energy deal failed.

GEDA Administrator Henry Taitano last Friday wrote to Speaker Judi Won Pat stating that GEDA decided to enter into mediation to avoid a $20 million liability. The next status hearing on the matter is August 4th at 2pm.