Oregon PSR's Environmental Health Program opposes waste incineration. We have been active in opposing incineration of municipal and medical waste in Marion County, in opposing pyrolysis proposals in Tigard and plasma gasification proposals in Arlington and other communities, and in promoting expanded programs for waste prevention and reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and community education. We work in Oregon and beyond to educate elected officials and the public regarding meeting our inter-related resource, energy, waste, environmental, and human health needs in a sustainable and just fashion.
Read our 7/24/17 letter to Metro Council asking them to oppose sending waste to the Covanta incinerator. The letter was initiated by Oregon PSR, NAACP Portland and Neighbors for Clean Air, with 12 other organizations supporting our position.