Ecojustice Blog – Climate change Posted on October 5, 2010 (updated: February 17, 2015)

Renewing the tire-burning debate

Kimberly Shearon headshotKimberly ShearonStaff

Treehugger shared the tale yesterday of an Ohio law that lends the ‘renewable’ label to incineration projects burning trash and tires.

To echo our treehugging friends, this is a potentially disasterous precedent that could undo decades of progress made on the renewable energy front.

It’s reminiscent of our tire-burning battle (and victory) against cement giant Lafarge, where we effectively challenged their ill-equipped incineration plans being sold under a similar, green guise.

Rather than succumbing to the perplexing challenge posed by our mounting tire and waste problems, we need Ohio to light a fire under their legislators and correct this obvious greenwashing misstep.

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