Table the Incinerator-Friendly Waste Contracts
  • Petitioned Philadelphia City Council

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Table the Incinerator-Friendly Waste Contracts

    1. Petition by

      Energy Justice Network

Philadelphia City Council will vote Thursday (6/7/2012) on whether to sign two contracts to commit Philadelphia's waste to incineration -- both in the existing trash burners surrounding Philly, and through a planned trash pellet-making plant in Northeast Philly that would market this pelletized trash to be burned in coal plants in the region. Trash burning is far more toxic and worse for the climate than coal! It's also poisoning our food chain and polluting low-income communities of color, like the residents of Chester City just southwest of Philly, home to the nation's largest trash incinerator. The details on these contracts came out only last Thursday. Not enough time has been provided for adequate public review.

For copies of the bills, contracts, and related information, see http://www.energyjustice.net/map/displayfacility-76541.htm

2:20pm THURS UPDATE:

It's over.  City Council voted unanimously in favor of the incinerator contracts.

Please CALL and let your councilpeople and let them know how disappointed you are: You can find council's phone numbers here: http://www.phila.gov/citycouncil/CouncilMembers.html  You can call your district councilmember as well as any of the at-large ones.

[If you'd like to be in the loop on future alerts on waste, energy or toxics issues in Philly area or wherever you're located, email mike@energyjustice.net and provide your zip code and if there are any specific issues you're particularly interested in.]

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    • Shireen Parsons SUMMIT HILL, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Philadelphia is my refuge from the coalfield-hell I live in. Don't impose this corporate horror on the people and environment of the City of Brotherly Love!

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    • Janice Simko PARKSIDE, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      As a former longtime resident of Philadelphia now living outside of Chester and its incinerator fallout, I strongly oppose this plan to burn trash in Philadelphia and therefore reduce air, water and soil quality. More research needs to be done on alternatives.

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    • elizabeth mcdermott PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing because I like to breath

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    • Annie Baum Stein PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      The health of my Children

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    • Eugene Appelbaum PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      There is too much pollution in Philly now. Constructing this waste incinerator will needlessly add to the pollution. I call upon City Council to completely reject this proposal.

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