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Portland, OR says no to burning 200K tons of garbage

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 10, 2017 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

“Waste-to-energy incineration is an outmoded, dirty, high-carbon technology that is inconsistent with the climate action, environmental justice, and sustainability policies embraced throughout our region,” said Joseph Miller, PhD of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Metro Stakeholder Advisory Group for the project’s Health Impact Assessment.

On August 8, 3027, The Portland Metro Council rejected a proposal from a Covanta incinerator to receive one-fifth of the tri-county region’s garbage at its Brooks, OR facility. No less than 15 organizations including the Portland Branch of the NAACP, Oregon Physicians for Social responsibility and Neighbors for Clean Air.

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