Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sacramento Needs to Catch Up— Californians are Ready for Conversion Technologies

As progrssive as CA is you'd think they would be all over this like white on rice.  I've run intoseveral article and posted Powerpoint presentations of LA's plans....but nothing has ever come of them.
Seven years ago, the LA County Board of Supervisors saw the need to establish a more sustainable waste management system that reduces our reliance on landfills. Coupled with the imminent closure of Puente Hills Landfill, the country’s largest landfill, and the escalating price of shipping waste to remote parts of California by rail, alternatives had to be found. The Board approved a multi-phased program aimed at promoting the development of sophisticated new CT facilities in the region.

However, state regulations have not kept pace with these local efforts, and have in fact hindered development of conversion technologies. Current definitions are confusing and in some cases scientifically inaccurate, making it difficult for them to be permitted in this State. If we cannot develop these facilities, we will continue to put trash in the ground—the least desirable option for all Californians.

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