Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's Old is new again

  How often do I repeat myself.............don't answer.  I hate being told what to do and how to think.  Years ago I and my brothers had the chore of taking the daily household trash to the back yard and burn it in a "burn barrel".  A little smoke, job done!

Groups oppose clean energy funds for trash burning

Environmental groups are pressing state regulators in New York to reject a petition seeking renewable energy subsidies for trash-burning power plants, saying the incinerators are big polluters that destroy paper, plastic and other materials that should be recycled instead.
The Public Service Commission is expected to rule on Covanta Energy's petition at its meeting Thursday in Albany. Covanta, based in Morristown, N.J., operates 44 energy-from-waste plants in the United States, including seven in New York.
Covanta has asked the PSC to add trash burning to the list of renewable energy technologies eligible for state subsidies. At a news conference Tuesday, the New York Public Interest Research Group and several other environmental organizations said they've asked the commission to reject Covanta's petition, saying incinerators generate air pollution and toxic ash.




  1. Burning trash was one of my chores too when I was growing up. We had two 55 gallon steel barrels for non-edible trash and garbage. Edible garbage was saved for the dogs and hogs. Once a month I'd remove anything that didn't burn buried that refuse in a ravine at the rear of our farm. Quick and easy.

  2. Yes, much more simpler time to grow up in America, the once land of the free


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