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White Deer area residents: ‘Not in my backyard’

May 5, 2013

ALLENWOOD — One by one they spoke out Thursday night against operations they fear will emit pollutants and cause health problems for people in White Deer Township and the surrounding area....

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May-06-13 1:07 PM

This is much better than burning coal. Coal is so protected by loopholes in the regulations created by politicans bought by big coal lobbyists that it is impossible to regulate coal emmissions to safe levels. Tires do not benefit from those loopholes in the regulations and the state can regulate the emissions as tightly as they want. Tires also take up a lot of landfill space and there is not much else that can be done with them that is cost effective. The only way this plant could be better is to build it to burn trash too.

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May-05-13 9:56 AM

Well if they are gonna put it anywhere allenwood wood be the best place, it is mostly vaccant small population, and alrrady smells, the only other good place to put it would be montgomery where those people get a kick out of burning tires at their riverlots so it would probably be no big deal.

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May-05-13 6:47 AM

It's interesting that the burning of tires is ok, but coal is out. Somehow that just doesn't make sense. But, hey, the govt is involved, why should anything make sense?

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