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Yes, let's see.
Subsidies in the form of tax credits for landfill gas and waste to
energy projects are not beneficial to the environment. Landfill owners
should be required to collect and use gas generated in their disposal
operations. They should not be subsidized. The real cost of disposal is
hidden within these subsidies. Subsidizing waste hurts recycling.
Waste to energy and landfill gas is not renewable - they are man made.
Solar and wind power is renewable. Subsidizing these energies make it
harder for real renewables like wind and solar energy to compete.
Please call your Senators stating your opposition for the energy bill
and tax incentives for landfill gas to energy projects, and
waste-to-energy projects.   
Susan Hubbard 
Eureka Recycling
-----Original Message-----
From: Dan De Grassi [mailto:dpw180@no.address] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 11:14 AM
To: Aluotto, Jeffrey; Pat Franklin; Green Yes
Subject: RE: [greenyes] City of Cleveland to discontinue curbside
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.  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
-----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
In other Ohio news, the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting this morning
the City's proposed 2004 budget does not include the curbside recycling
program.  The Mayor characterized this as a program "suspension" which
resume "when the economy picks up".  Council members still need to vote
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
Cincinnati please see
Jeffrey W. Aluotto
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
cuts to curbside recycling programs.  Here's news of a proposal to cut
curbside program in Cleveland, OH.
WASTE NEWS, November 26, 2003

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