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

Innovate, don’t Incinerate! Environmental Justice...   Bali, Indonesia, 12 Oct 2018 — Today, over 400 organizations and individuals in more than 50 countries called on international financial ins...
Open Letter to Erik Solheim: UNEP Should Not Suppo... Monday, September 17, 2018 Mr. Erik Solheim United Nations Avenue, Gigiri PO Box 30552, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya cc: United Nations Environment Program D...
Press Release: C40 Declaration Signals Internation... For Immediate Release              September 13, 2018 Contact: Claire Arkin, Campaign and Communications Associate, GAIA, claire@no-burn.org,...
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance New York City Environmental Justice Alliance: 26 Years fighting for waste equity   For over two decades, the New York City Environmental Jus...