90 organizations and leaders signed a letter on June 27, 2016 to Governor Brown of California, opposing the idea of increased subsidies and incentives for incineration in the state. Excerpt from letter:

“Californians have opposed repeated efforts to site these incineration facilities in their communities. Gasification and plasma arc facility proposals have targeted the low-income, Spanish-speaking Latino communities of Watsonville and Gonzales, and the working class community of Red Bluff.  This industry has a track record of failed proposals in California (as well as around the United States) due to false claims about emissions and the allegedly “proven” nature of the technology. The operational and emissions problems at a test facility in Romoland prevented the facility from obtaining air pollution permits.   These incinerator technologies are simply not worthy of consideration by the state of California as a waste solution.”

The letter concludes with: “Our organizations urge the state of California to seek better, more equitable, and just strategies for reducing waste.”

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