“Cleveland Public Power has clearly designed its air pollution permit to take advantage of a loophole to avoid stricter air pollution regulations, and this is something that we cannot risk for our city.”
Ohio Citizen Action field and phone staff, back row left to right: Rowan Kelly, Mark Biszantz, Sarah Batke, Angela Oster, Lynn Rooks, Josh Biszantz, Sergio Sade, Curt Moultin, middle row: Gloria Zenisek, Heather Stout, Brandon Nebeker, front row: Molly Lutz, Eric Dwyre, Christian Bucknell
CLEVELAND – In just seven weeks Ohio Citizen Action members and friends sent 1,457 letters and telewires to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson urging him to scrap plans for a garbage incinerator at the Ridge Road Transfer Station and instead focus on recycling and composting. Cleveland citizens and hundreds of neighbors from the surrounding suburbs including Lakewood, Brecksville, North Olmsted, Cleveland Heights, Bay Village, Solon, Chagrin Falls, Euclid, and Brunswick Hills have all written letters to Mayor Jackson.
— Nathan Rutz, Cleveland area organizer, Ohio Citizen Action
Please don’t build the incinerator… Fresh air is important for humans and animals.
“The city of Cleveland possesses the resources, if used wisely, to recreate itself and overcome it’s polluted, downtrodden, Rust Belt status. Let’s be America’s Green Belt.”
— Megan M Smith
CLEVELAND — “Obviously the city planners don’t care about our city’s children, the air they breathe or the water they drink; so if they considered it monetarily, think of the additional loss of property taxes when this poison factory drives our property values even lower.”
— Sandra Nichols
“I don’t want to breathe whatever chemicals will come from this incinerator and I definitely don’t want my children exposed to it! We need to focus on cleaning up our city instead of turning it into a dump!”
“How is this a part of moving the city and its supporting suburbs into a healthier and more environmentally sustainable place to live, work and play?”