9/21/2023: WTEA filed a motion to consolidate its lawsuit that it filed against the EPA on September 18 with the East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice v. EPA case, on ground that both cases involve the EPA's failure to perform closely related action under the Clean Air Act. WTEA asserts that EPA should timely complete its residual risk review assessment before or together with any issuance of a proposed MACT standard.
9/18/2023: WTEA filed a complaint for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief to complete the decades-late residual risk review for large municipal solid waste combustors as required by the Clean Air Act.
WTEA Files Comments in Opposition to Entry of Proposed Consent Decree in East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice v. EPA
7/13/2023: WTEA filed Comments in opposition to entry of the consent decree in the East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice v. EPA case because its terms are inconsistent with the requirements of the Clean Air Act, specifically that the timeline proposed needlessly and unlawfully restricts EPA’s options regarding how to proceed with the rulemaking process, including limiting the ability for EPA to complete a residual risk analysis, EPA’s earlier preference for addressing MACT for large municipal solid waste combustors.
5/5/2021: Explore what happens to New York City’s 3.2 Million tons of trash to convert some of it to reusable energy.
1/3/2020: The vast majority of our plastic isn’t being recycled. It might be time to consider lighting it on fire.
11/22/2015: Paris innovating one way to reduce its carbon footprint – by turning garbage into electricity and heat.
7/13/2021: Landfills produce a lot of methane, a heat-trapping gas that contributes to global warming, scientists call for cuts in methane emissions.
10/4/2019: Denmark architect designs a new artificial ski slope in Denmark's capital Copenhagen, built on the roof of a huge incinerator that burns waste to produce heat and electricity.
9/18/2023: Despite pressure from advocacy groups, the city’s 10-year waste plan anticipates landfill and incineration assets will continue to serve a key role as the city works to increase recycling.