Write these people and demand a full disclosure of the International Paper Tire Burn Results:
Denise Sheehan, Acting Commissioner, NYDEC, email@example.com
New York Governor George Pataki, Click here to send a message to Gov. Pataki
Vermont Governor James Douglas, Click here to send a message to Gov. Douglas
Senator James Jeffords, Send a message to Senator Jeffords
Senator Patrick Leahy, Send a message to Senator Leahy
Senator Hillary Clinton Click here to send a message to Senator Clinton
Representative Bernie Sanders Send a message to Rep. Sanders
John Faraci, CEO International Paper, Email: John.Faraci@ipaper.com
Stephen Johnson, Administrator, EPA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan J. Stephen, Head EPA Region 2, Email: email@example.com
The International Paper Tire Burn is just another example of why the EPA should be investigated for failing to protect the health of American citizens as they were mandated by the Clean Air Act. We feel the next Congress should investigate the EPA.
A report issued July 26, 2006 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concludes the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of the Clean Air Act air toxics program has been inadequate, with substantial opportunities to reduce emissions of cancer-causing air toxics remaining unaddressed by the EPA. According to GAO: "95 percent of all Americans face an increased likelihood of developing cancer from air toxics---pollutants such as benzene, asbestos and chlorine-- by breathing outdoor air (Page 1) More About the Report
Download a copy of the GAO Report about the EPA
Take Action! Write or Call Governor Douglas and the EPA
On July 27, 2006 the NYDEC forwarded the proposed Tire Burn Permit to the EPA for their 45-day review. They have not waited for a decision by the New York Supreme Court on Vermont's suit against them.
Click on this link to send an e-mail to Vermont Governor James Douglas.
Urge him to have the State of Vermont take every action possible to have the EPA deny the IP Tire Burn Permit AND PROTECT VERMONTERS.
Call Governor Douglas at 1-800-649-6825
Contact the EPA directly and urge them to turn down the IP Tire Burn Permit
Mr. Steven C. Riva, Chief
Permitting Section, Air Programs Branch
U.S.E.P.A. Region 2
New York, NY 10007
If you are concerned about IP Burning Sludge:
Let Governor Douglas know and write the NYDEC
The IP Ticonderoga Mill is about to receive a rubber stamp approval of it's Title V Air Emissions Permit that will allow it to burn Sludge. ACT NOW! Write or call the Governor and write the NYDEC. Ask them to extend the Comment Period beyond the August 4, 2006 and allow a public discussion of why IP is permitted to burn sludge.
If you are concerned about the fact IP is allowed to burn sludge:
Make sure to submit your Comments in writing to the NYSDEC by August 4, 2006
Address them to:
Walter L. Haynes, NYS DEC
232 Golf Course Road, PO Box 220
Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220
Phone (518) 623-1281
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