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

For immediate release: UNFCCC is supporting a toxi... Press Contact: Mariel Vilella Climate Campaigner Zero Waste Europe Phone # 0044 07847079154 mariel@zerowasteeurope.eu Pratibha Sharma ...
GAIA in the U.S.: Standing for strong waste and c... GAIA's US & Canada program has been closely monitoring the Clean Power Plan in the last few months. California, where our U.S. office is based, ...
Our thoughts following the United States elections Dear friends of GAIA in the U.S. and around the world, As many of you awoke to the news that Donald Trump was elected president of the United States,...
GAIA in the U.S. & Canada Many communities across the U.S. and Canada are working to shut down existing incinerators and to stop proposals to build new incinerators. Cities lik...