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”
Burning & landfilling are outdated; see: Why Small Companies Will Lead the Second Chemical Revolution, greenbiz.com, January 11, 2013.
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.
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 [...]
Dutch ‘Repair Cafes’ Keep Stuff Out of the Trash by Fixing It for Free, grist, May 9, 2012.
For details, see: “Waste Disposal Poses Pollution Threat to Northsiders”, Twin Cities Daily Planet, by Lissa Jones, April 13, 2012.
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 [...]
Childhood Asthma on the Rise as Political Battles Threaten EPA’s Air Pollution Rules, Huffington Post, March 14, 2012.
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 [...]
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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