Government officials have credited fine particulate matter or PM2.5 for environmental issues, including acid rain and haze, but it’s the argued effects on health that have those opposed to warehouse development the most concerned.
CARLISLE — The name Goodman Birtcher burst into the consciousness of Cumberland County residents last summer with news of its plan to build a multimillion-square-foot logistics center straddling the borders of Carlisle borough and Dickinson and South Middleton townships.
DICKINSON TOWNSHIP — Looking out across her farm, Michelle Line sees the family’s fields, cows and a treeline.
Warehousing and storage facility jobs made up more than 4 percent of all employment in Cumberland County last year, with those jobs paying an average of $8 more a week per person than other industries, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry said.
CARLISLE — Sitting at a major crossroads in Pennsylvania, strategically placed in the Northeast section of the country, Cumberland County has seen the warehouse industry grow, turning farmland and open space into facilities which play an increasingly important role in the region’s economic v…