This went out to national media yesterday. Feel free to edit it and submit to your local papers! Happy Kyoto Day !!!
For Immediate Release
is a good day for planet Earth,” according to Eric Lombardi, the Board VP
for the Grassroots Recycling Network, “because the Kyoto Protocol has now
come into effect and we can all move forward with the challenge of cleansing
our atmosphere of the greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane. In fact, once the truth is known about
landfills large contribution to global warming,
16th is the 90th day following
to Lombardi, “The issue of landfill gas release to the environment is a
sleeping giant. More than half the time
that landfill gases are generated, there is no collection system even
operating. Yet, the EPA takes the
unsubstantiated position that most of the methane generated in landfills is
captured and is thus only responsible for around 3% of the nation’s GHGs.
But according to GRRN’s landfill consultant,
GRRN is working on many issues related to landfills and is the nation’s leading advocate for a Zero Waste society. Ongoing research is focusing on the release and impact of landfill gas, landfill leachate, and the long-term financial crisis looming for taxpayers when the time comes to clean-up thousands of leaking landfills across the country. (see www.grrn.org).
Contact: Eric Lombardi, GRRN Vice President, Executive Director, Eco-Cycle, 303-444-6634