Clean Futures Act

This important information was shared by Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics and
Tracy Frisch, Chair, Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls in response to
Congressman Tonko’s provision in the “Clean Future Act” allowing
residential trash burning to be considered a “clean electricity source”.
Please share with your friends and lists.
Here’s what you can do to ask Rep. Tonko to remove that provision in his
1) If you are an individual, call Rep. Tonko’s office at 518-843-3400 or
202-225-5076; or submit a written comment at You can say/write something like the
Re: Amendment Requested to the CLEAN Future Act
Dear Representative Tonko:
I appreciate your efforts in the CLEAN Future Act to begin addressing the
climate crisis.This bill includes many strong waste provisions that will
help address the plastic pollution crisis. Specifically, I applaud the
provisions pausing the permitting of new plastics production facilities,
requiring essential environmental justice protections, and supporting a
national bottle bill. However, I respectfully urge you to remove the
provision detailed in Title II, Subtitle A on page 39 of the bill, which
would allow incineration of post-consumer municipal waste to be considered
a clean electricity source.
2) If you are an organization, sign on to this group organizational
3) Attend the virtual event below on Wed. March 31 at 6:45 pm with
the Saratoga League of Women Voters, *Congressman Tonko,* and student climate activists.
The program is entitled “*CLIMATE CHANGE – Solutions from the National to
the Local Level.” *Please register, attend and speak out about *false
climate solutions*, including the incineration of recyclables, garbage,
waste tires or anything else.
Register here:

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