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RE: [greenyes] City of Cleveland to discontinue curbside recycling
Lets see now...

The comprehensive energy bill is coming to vote in the Senate, but opposition is trying to mount a filibuster to stop final passage of the bill.  Tax credits for landfill gas and waste-to-energy where included in the final conference report and would provide meaningful financial incentives for those industries.  Please call your Senators stating your support for the energy bill and tax incentives for landfill gas to energy projects, and waste-to-energy projects.  These projects will provide reliable green energy while helping to diversify our country's energy sources.

Just a heads up that HR6, the Energy Policy Act of 2003 that has just been passed by the House, contains a range of provisions likely to harm recycling and composting.  Though I am still in the process of analyzing the bill, it is clear that many wastes that can be recycled will receive tax subsidies of 1.8 or 1.2 cents per kWh if they are instead burned for electricity

-----Original Message-----
From: Aluotto, Jeffrey [mailto:Jeffrey.Aluotto@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 4:12 AM
To: 'Pat Franklin'; Green Yes
Subject: RE: [greenyes] City of Cleveland to discontinue curbside
recycling


In other Ohio news, the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting this morning that
the City's proposed 2004 budget does not include the curbside recycling
program.  The Mayor characterized this as a program "suspension" which would
resume "when the economy picks up".  Council members still need to vote on
the budget and most seem to be fairly supportive.

Cincinnati operates one of Ohio's oldest and largest curbside recycling
programs - collecting over 12,000 tons annually.  For more information on
Cincinnati please see 
www.cincinnati-oh.gov

Jeff

Jeffrey W. Aluotto
Manager,
Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Franklin [mailto:pfranklin@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 7:04 AM
To: Green Yes
Subject: [greenyes] City of Cleveland to discontinue curbside recycling


We've been hearing for months that growing budget deficits might result in
cuts to curbside recycling programs.  Here's news of a proposal to cut the
curbside program in Cleveland, OH.


WASTE NEWS, November 26, 2003




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