Waste incineration has been regulated in the United States for decades, with good reason. It pollutes our air, water, and land, poses grave threats to our health and environment, and undermines recycling and conservation. Now communities across the country face a new, immediate threat. The U.S. EPA recently created a toxic and deceptive loophole around Clean Air Act health protections, allowing the deregulation of waste burning in literally hundreds of thousands of industrial facilities across the country. If these facilities burn waste under this loophole, they will not be required to meet federal emission control standards and permitting processes for incinerators – creating a disastrous back door way to get around regulations designed to protect public health!

 

News and Current Campaigns

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Mayors Stand Up to Incinerator... In blow to the polluting incinerator industry, 250 mayors unanimously vote for renewable energy plan that does not include municipal waste burning F...
Monday, June 19: Members of Global Movement #break... PRESS RELEASE: Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) Speaks at American Chemistry Council Conference; Addresses Plastic Pollution Groups Representing 800+ NGOs G...
Community victory against incineration in Mexico After a meeting of the Tizayuca Communities and the Hidalgo State Government, the Tizayuca incinerator project was temporarily cancelled in order to b...
Community action defeats waste burning in cement k... BREAKING: Small community stands up to world’s largest cement company, wins Goldman Environmental Prize Thanks to Uroš S. Macerl and Eko krog, the...