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Child’s letter to Mayor Frank Jackson
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Child’s letter to Mayor Frank Jackson

Please don’t build the incinerator… Fresh air is important for humans and animals. — Madelyn

Cleveland incinerator: Consultant gets caught cooking the books
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Cleveland incinerator: Consultant gets caught cooking the books

CLEVELAND — “When the City of Cleveland notified Peter Tien on February 23, 2012, that he was in default on his $1.5 million no-bid contract to design a garbage incinerator for Cleveland Public Power, Utilities Director Barry Withers’ letter said there were numerous errors in Tien’s reports. Ohio Citizen Action […]

Cleveland is wise to scale back its trash-to-gas plan
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Cleveland is wise to scale back its trash-to-gas plan

CLEVELAND — “The city also has greatly scaled back the size of the proposed plant to avoid having it classified as a major polluter, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently warned it could be. The Ohio EPA is reviewing those comments and the city’s new numbers to determine whether […]

Cleveland trash-plant consultant tries to save contract
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Cleveland trash-plant consultant tries to save contract

CLEVELAND — “City officials estimate that the plan could cost $180 million, which includes citywide curbside recycling. Proponents say the plant would operate cleanly and safely and reduce the city utility’s reliance on electricity purchased from coal-fired plants. They say it also would save millions of dollars each year on […]

Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson
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Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson

“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

Basic mathematical errors will doom incinerator project
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Basic mathematical errors will doom incinerator project

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Public Power’s proposal to build a garbage incinerator on Ridge Road is premised on the idea of turning garbage into pellets and then burning them as fuel.  Although Cleveland Public Power Commissioner Ivan Henderson has never released a financing plan or finalized cost estimates for the project, he […]

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Incinerator with fewer stacks would still be a huge polluter

CLEVELAND — “In attempting to avoid Clean Air Act regulation of its proposed garbage incinerator as a ‘major’ polluter, Cleveland Public Power has said that it plans to build three smokestacks rather than four to ‘reduce emissions.’ However, in the new plan:… • The city says it will ‘reduce pollution […]

Child’s drawing for Mayor Frank Jackson
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Child’s drawing for Mayor Frank Jackson

Cleveland’s city government should apply precautionary principle in making decision on the garbage incinerator
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Cleveland’s city government should apply precautionary principle in making decision on the garbage incinerator

CLEVELAND — “In my opinion, the Administration’s response shows a reckless disregard for the safety of Cleveland’s citizens. Cleveland’s city government should be in the business of promoting the general welfare, not putting it at risk. The Administration says that the people who oppose the incinerator are merely people who […]

U.S. EPA confirms Cleveland’s proposed project is indeed an incinerator, not just a ‘gasifier’
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U.S. EPA confirms Cleveland’s proposed project is indeed an incinerator, not just a ‘gasifier’

CLEVELAND — Over the past year, Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland Public Power have repeatedly insisted that their proposed garbage burning facility on Ridge Road is a “gasifier,” not an “incinerator.”  They have taken out full page ads in newspapers to make this point, developed elaborate analogies comparing the proposal to […]