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‘You and the Environment Symposium’ – June 2, 2012
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‘You and the Environment Symposium’ – June 2, 2012

WHEN: June 2, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Downtown YMCA, 2200 Prospect Ave, Cleveland Co-sponsors:  Earth Day Coalition, Environmental Health Watch, Ohio Citizen Action, Northeast Ohio Sierra Club, Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition, GreenCityBlueLake Institute With support from the George Gund Foundation The symposium will feature keynote speakers Bob […]

Cleveland’s plan to build a garbage incinerator goes up in smoke
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Cleveland’s plan to build a garbage incinerator goes up in smoke

Cleveland Public Power doesn’t need an incinerator to meet “advanced energy” standards CLEVELAND — “In its full page ads promoting the incinerator in January, CPP said the alternative to building the facility is to ‘keep doing what we are doing,’ including ‘continue buying 99.9 percent of our power from the […]

Cleveland City Council authorizes city to hire new consultant, solicit ideas for handling trash
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Cleveland City Council authorizes city to hire new consultant, solicit ideas for handling trash

CLEVELAND — “Less than two weeks after Cleveland fired its consultant responsible for designing a proposed trash-to-electricity plant, city council approved spending $200,000 for a new consultant, who administrators promise will help the city ‘hit the reset button’ on the controversial project. In a 15-2 vote Monday night, council authorized […]

Citizens say city shouldn’t repeat it’s mistakes with a new incinerator proposal:  “You can’t build on a house of cards”
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Citizens say city shouldn’t repeat it’s mistakes with a new incinerator proposal: “You can’t build on a house of cards”

CLEVEAND — Citizens who have opposed the City of Cleveland’s plans to build a garbage incinerator at the Ridge Road transfer station are telling U.S. EPA, Ohio EPA, Major Frank Jackson, and members of City Council that the City should not be allowed to receive an air pollution permit for […]

Cheers & Jeers
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Cheers & Jeers

CLEVELAND — “Jeers…to Peter Tien, the consultant who finally has run out of chances to design a workable trash-to-energy plant for Cleveland. Tien has a couple of weeks to bill the city for work already done on a $1.5 million contract that has now been canceled. If he botches that as […]

Cleveland’s waste-to-energy debacle
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Cleveland’s waste-to-energy debacle

CLEVELAND — “When I found out about Cleveland’s proposed waste-to-energy plant, I wanted to know more. It didn’t take much research to realize that those in charge didn’t know what they were doing or were deliberately ignoring the facts. The city and Cleveland Public Power like to argue that the only […]

Cleveland fires waste-to-energy consultant for faulty financial analyses
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Cleveland fires waste-to-energy consultant for faulty financial analyses

CLEVELAND — “After receiving several drafts of reports laden with errors and ambiguous calculations, the City of Cleveland has fired the consultant responsible for designing a proposed trash-to-electricity plant. …In February, the city made public a letter to Peter Tien, declaring him and his company to be in default of […]

Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson
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Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson

“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.”

How a city goes broke
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How a city goes broke

HARRISBURG, PA — Eric Papenfuse owns a bookstore in Harrisburg, Pa. He used to be on the city agency in charge of basic municipal services — sewer, water, trash. He’s giving me a tour of the town, known mainly these days for having more debt per resident than any other […]

1,457 letters to Mayor Jackson
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1,457 letters to Mayor Jackson

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 […]