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COVANTA’S BAD REP FOLLOWS IT EVERYWHERE!

See this YouTube from folks in Elbert County, GA.

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MPCA Turns Back Bid to Burn More Trash Without Public Hearing

“  . . .   The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) agrees that Covanta was out of line in seeking a low-level administrative amendment to its permit in order to increase the amount of trash it’s allowed to burn.   . . . “ See full article at Twin Cities Daily Planet, by Chris Steller, [...]

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LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS AGAINST HERC EXPANSION

Climate Crisis Coalition of the Twin Cities sent a superb document to Minneapolis Zoning & Planning Committee members.  Some quotes:  “The reality is that per megawatt hour, incinerators emit more CO2 than any fossil-fuel based electricity source.”  “Rubbish burners are the leading global source of dioxins and actually help to create more of them.”  “Exposure [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS NEIGHBORS FOR CLEAN AIR FILES REQUEST FOR EAW

On August 5, 2009, MNCA (Minneapolis Neighbors for Clean Air) filed a petition for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the HERC garbage incinerator with the Minnesota Enviromental Quality Board.  For text of the cover letter, click here.

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Powerful NAB Powerpoint — Just the Facts, Ma’am!

NAB was prepared to present their powerful, new powerpoint about HERC pollution at the July 23rd hearing.  Since Covanta requested the meeting be postponed, City Council Members on the Minneapolis Zoning & Planning Committee were left with paper copies of this powerpoint.  We would like to share the results of our research with you. To [...]

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Decision on HERC Expansion Delayed

Read more about the HERC expansion delay — requested by Covanta at the July 23, 2009 Zoning Committee meeting — in the Twin Cities Daily Planet for July 24, 2009.

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Say “No!” to HERC expansion on the TC Daily Planet

Twin Cities Daily Planet reports on the delay of HERC expansion hearing; have your say by clicking here.

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Covanta Requests HERC expansion hearing be postponed!

On July 23, 2009, the Minneapolis Council Committee on Zoning & Planning agreed to postpone their hearing on HERC expansion to allow the EQB (Enviromental Quality Board) to determine whether either an EAW (Enviromental Assessment Worksheet) or EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) should be performed by the MPCA (Mn Pollution Control Agency). Click on our HERC [...]

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Strib Opinion Page — “NO” to HERC Expansion!

Just In . . . Frank Hornstein, Jean Wagenius:  Star Tribune wrong to endorse plan to increase incinerator use:  Minneapolis city Council should reject Hennepin County’s proposal, Star-Tribune Opinion, July 22, 2009.

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Hot-Off-Press: Kids’ Lower IQ Scores Linked to Prenatal Pollution

Go to:  HERC page on http://minneapolisneighborsforcleanair.com/ for just-released article in August 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics showing “Kids’ Lower IQ Scores Linked to Prenatal Pollution”. This translates into the proposed 21% increase in downtown garbage burning at HERC corresponding to about 11 pounds per year more air pollution for every child under five (about 28,000) [...]

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