Tag Archives: incineration

Alert 680: Don’t let Del. regulators fund incinerator promoters

Alert 680:  Del. regulators give $25,000 contract to incinerator promoters–“Contaminated Air Council”

“We are very happy to have this opportunity to partner with your organization to improve environmental quality in our state”
–letter from David Small, Acting Secretary

Please take action (below)

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Alert 675: Massachusetts Medical Society’s opposition to “biomass” incinerators, and “your turn!”

Now it’s your turn:  Take action to protect your health by keeping incinerators out of Delaware.
(action steps below)

Friends, we have a message our readers have heard before:  “Stop the Incinerator!”

You heard this when Tom Carper was governor.  You heard it when Ruth Ann Minner was Governor.  Now you hear it when Jack Markell is Governor.  Campaign statements notwithstanding, Markell, on this issue, is proving to be a horse with the same gait.  Should we call it, “change you can’t believe in?”  Markell’s promotion of incineration is shockin–we’ve been had! Continue reading

Alert 671: Delaware environmental laws under attack by “Clean Air Council”

BASF, with help from “Clean Air Council,” seeks to roll back Del. environmental laws, build highly-polluting “biomass” incinerator in Newport, DE
Public outrage needed NOW.  See below for action steps.


Today, January 12, 2010, the Delaware General Assembly goes back into session.  As usual, this presents both threats and opportunities.

Delaware has few environmental distinctions.  One of these few is a strong law against incinerators.

Since 2000 this law, championed by State Senator David McBride, has protected thousands of people from death and disease caused by air pollution.

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“Statement of Evidence–Particulate Emissions and Health” by Professor Vyvyan Howard (38 pages).

This is not light reading, but neither is the subject.  Anyone wanting to know more about air pollution and health will find it worthwhile to plow through these 38 pages.

Vyvyan Howard is also a key person behind the longer report The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators from the British Society for Ecological Medicine

Alert 659: Protect our children’s health: Don’t let incinerator pollution back into Delaware

Greendel Alert 659:  Protect our children’s health:  Don’t let incinerator pollution back into Delaware

Update on Ciba’s attempt to bring back incineration
Meeting to promote incinerator being held Thurs. May 28th in Newport, 7:00 pm

“I’m going to oppose any change. If you can’t breathe, nothing else matters”
–Sen Dave McBride

“nothing less is at stake than our health and the health of our children.”
–Alan Muller, Green Delaware

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Greendel Alert 658: “Biomass” burners could liquidate our forests

Boston Globe op-ed: “A red flag on green energy plan”


I hope you are aware of, and speaking out against, the current attempt to roll back Delaware’s nation-leading laws against incineration.  If not, see:

Alert 654: Ciba (BASF) rolls out a new air pollution threat to your health…..
Letter to General Assembly members: “No ‘biomass’ burning in Delaware

The News Journal also has done a story:

In the News-Journal: “Ciba proposes waste-fueled generator”

(The rest of Delaware’s media, including blogs, has mostly been in blackout mode.)
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