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Garbage Burning Decision Still Smoldering in Minneapolis

HAVE YOUR SAY!  Respond to Susan Hubbard’s article for the Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 4, 2013:   “Garbage Burning Decision Still Smoldering in Minneapolis”

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Why Small Companies Will Lead the Second Chemical Revolution

Burning & landfilling are outdated; see: Why Small Companies Will Lead the Second Chemical Revolution, greenbiz.com, January 11, 2013.

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Sustainable Biomass: A Modern Myth

This excellent report, “Sustainable Biomass: A Modern Myth”, has just been released by Biofuelwatch, a UK/US group raising awareness of the negative impacts of industrial biofuels and bioenergy on biodiversity, human rights, food sovereignty and climate change.

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“GARBAGE GAME-CHANGER”

See this article for a nifty new company — Sun Bergeron.   “GARBAGE GAME-CHANGER” – Sun Bergeron, Breaks Up 25 Year Waste Disposal Monopoly, Wins Contract in South Florida, BusinessWire, July 5, 2012. A key goal of Sun Bergeron is to achieve ‘Zero Waste’ for Miramar [FL] by optimizing diversion and recycling so that all [...]

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Want Zero Waste? Do this!

Dutch ‘Repair Cafes’ Keep Stuff Out of the Trash by Fixing It for Free, grist, May 9, 2012.

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Waste Disposal Poses Pollution Threat to Northsiders

For details, see:  “Waste Disposal Poses Pollution Threat to Northsiders”, Twin Cities Daily Planet, by Lissa Jones, April 13, 2012.

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4/9/12-Deadline for Input on Henn Co Waste Mgt Plan!

Hennepin County proposes to adopt a new 20 year garbage plan, incinerator based, of course, with FIVE days for public comment, including a weekend, ending on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 [EXTENDED TO 4 PM, APRIL 9.]  As we could expect, there are many anti-environmental thrusts to this plan & even outright misrepresentations.  A few of [...]

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CHILDHOOD ASTHMA ON THE RISE–POLLUTION!

Childhood Asthma on the Rise as Political Battles Threaten EPA’s Air Pollution Rules, Huffington Post, March 14, 2012.

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30-min. TV Interview w/ Frank Hornstein Re: HERC

Find below a 30 minute program of State Representative Frank Hornstein being interviewed by Lara Norkus-Crampton, RN regarding the capacity increase proposed for the Downtown Garbage Burner (the HERC) by Covanta and Hennepin County.              Click on:  HERC YouTube              Representative Hornstein has been a staunch opponent of garbage incineration for many years and has [...]

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Grassroots Opposition Wins in Massachusetts!

May 24, 2011     In another blow to the biomass power industry in Massachusetts, the city council in Springfield has voted to block construction of a wood burning power plant For details, click here.  

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