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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

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The Nation: “The Wrong Kind of Green”

“For environmental groups to take funding from the very people who are destroying the environment is preposterous–yet it is now taken for granted.”


As you know, BASF saw the light and withdrew its proposal for an incinerator in Newport, DE.  (See the official BASF announcement.  BASF didn’t return calls from Green Delaware.)   This was an important success.  (But have you noticed the media blackout except on Al Mascitti’s show?)  The next steps are to (1) stop a “electric arc furnace” incinerator scheme in Wilmington, (2) strengthen and update Delaware’s ten-year-old laws on incineration, and (3) get a serious “zero waste” program going in Delaware. Continue reading

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.
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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

Massachusetts Medical Society’s opposition to biomass plants

Comment: This was published in the Greenfield [Mass.] Recorder on Jan 26, 2010, but doesn’t seem to be available online. This is not the only medical society to oppose these burners. Delaware, due to wise actions ten years ago, already has in place laws against “biomass” burners. These laws are under attack and need to be strengthened and clarified.


The purpose of this article is to describe the process and scientific rationale for the resolution by the Massachusetts Medical Society opposing biomass plants. Continue reading