The City of Allentown is pulling out of the contract with Delta Thermo Energy.
This news surely spells the death of the experimental trash and sewage sludge incinerator that threatens Allentown.
HOWEVER, the company’s air and waste permits are still out there. The air permit could be sold to other companies who want to develop that site. Their waste permit could be used by anyone here or elsewhere in the state, if not challenged.
We also have an ongoing lawsuit to get the Allentown Clean Air Ordinance on the ballot, so that voters can adopt a law protecting the city against incinerator pollution from any company in the future. It’s also critical, since the case will affect whether local governments anywhere in the state can adopt their own clean air laws.
This victory couldn’t have happened without massive organizing and legal support from me, Traci and others at Energy Justice Network. It cost us close to $20K and three years of work (and some of the legal work will still continue).
If you can help give back, your donations are much needed and appreciated, and will help ensure that this victory is final and that other communities also get the support they need.