Loophole allows weaker air protections

EPA Formally Proposes Loophole to Allow More Toxic Air Pollution | Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org)

The Covanta Plymouth Renewable Energy LP in Conshohocken, PA emitted 3,410.77 … exacerbate the effects of climate change while exploiting an EPA loophole: Clean Air Council » Waste Incineration in PA

Covanta Marion slow to comply with Oregon’s new air toxics rules (statesmanjournal.com)

A Newark neighborhood that borders one of the most polluted bodies of water in the U.S. is pushing Covanta to take responsibility for the waste issue.

New Jersey’s four currently operating incinerators (Covanta Essex, Covanta Camden, Covanta Union, and Wheelabrator Gloucester) and one recently closed incinerator (Covanta Warren) collectively:

  • Emitted over 10,000 tons of air pollution and nearly 7 million tons of greenhouse gases from 2015 to 2018;
  • Placed among the state’s top 5 emitters of a dozen distinct air pollutants;
  • Violated their air permits over 1,700 times since 2004; and
  • Collected nearly $30 million in “clean” energy subsidies from utilities and ratepayers since 2004, despite these emissions and violations.

Report: New Jersey’s Dirty Secret – The Injustice Of Incinerators And Trash Energy In New Jersey’s Frontline Communities | Earthjustice, nj-incinerator-report_earthjustice-2021-02.pdf