Burned: Merthyr's fight for clean air and green jobs

| 27th June 2011
Green groups have been unable to challenge instances of pollution in court because of prohibitive costs
What would you do if an American company planned to site a huge incinerator - bigger than the Millennium Stadium - above your town? How would you feel if you knew that no existing technology could prevent that incinerator pumping out toxic chemicals?

Friends of the Earth's new video, previewing here, tells the story of how the Welsh Valleys have rallied to object to a planning system that offers them little consultation on their future. If you find this situation odd, ask your MP why the government seems intent on classifying incineration as a clean form of energy generation, further skewing the process.


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