City of Allentown, PA Terminates Contract for Waste Incinerator
– by Allentown Residents for Clean Air, Stop the Burn
This news surely spells the death of the experimental trash and sewage sludge incinerator that threatens Allentown.
HOWEVER, the company’s air and waste permits are still out there. The air permit could be sold to other companies who want to develop that site. Their waste permit could be used by anyone here or elsewhere in the state, if not challenged.
We also have an ongoing lawsuit to get the Allentown Clean Air Ordinance on the ballot, so that voters can adopt a law protecting the city against incinerator pollution from any company in the future. This is also critical, since the case will affect whether local governments anywhere in the state can adopt their own clean air laws.
Allentown can breathe easy for now, but let’s not go to sleep. This isn’t over yet.
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