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!

 

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