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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]