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January 22, 2021 | Feature

Ironbound Unyielding

A Newark neighborhood takes on a toxic trash incinerator.

April 30, 2020 | Letter

Joint Letter re: Eligibility of New Jersey Waste Incinerators in State Renewable Portfolio Standard and Request for Meeting

The Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), represented by Earthjustice and the Environmental Advocacy Clinic at Vermont Law School, and the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA) request that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) take immediate action to stop the purchase and sale of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from New Jersey waste incinerators in violation of their Clean Air Act permits or other Federal or State environmental permits.

March 18, 2020 | Legal Document

Valley Air District Rules on Refinery Emissions Complaint

California has the largest concentration of petroleum refineries in the western United States, and the third largest number of refineries in the nation after Texas and Louisiana. These refineries are scattered throughout the state, from urban areas such as Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area to rural communities in central California’s San Joaquin Valley. Refineries in the San Joaquin Valley are concentrated in and around Bakersfield within Kern County, the largest oil-producing and most polluted county in the state. This region suffers from the worst air quality in the United States, including harmful levels of lung-searing ozone that compromises lung development in children and causes other health complications. Oil and gas operations in the region exacerbate these unhealthy air conditions. 

October 23, 2019 | Letter

New Jersey's Ironbound Community Urges AG to Investigate Pollution Violations

In an open letter delivered to New Jersey Attorney General, Ironbound Community Corporation chronicles air and potential solid waste violations such as the infamous pink smoke emissions by Incinerator operations that continue to threaten public health and the environment while violating state and federal laws.

October 23, 2019 | Letter

Letter to NJ AG: Ongoing Air Emissions Violations by Covanta Essex Company

In an open letter delivered to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, a local Newark environmental justice community organization, Ironbound Community Corporation chronicles air and potential solid waste violations such as the reported pink smoke by Covanta Essex’s Incinerator operations that continue to threaten public health and the environment while violating state and federal laws.

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