On November 24th, 2011 two area residents, Dr.
Concilus and Leah Humes, filed an appeal with the Environmental Hearing
Board. The appeal outlines fifteen legal objections to the Air
Quality Permit issued by the Pensylvania DEP to Crawford
Renewable Energy for the proposed tire burning plant. Here is the press
release that has been issued:
Click Here to read
the press release.
Click Here to download
the press release in PDF format.
relating to the appeal are available on the Environmental Hearing Board
website. You can read the appeal as it was filed, and follow other
filings as they happen here:
Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board - Case Number: 2011167
CRE Air Quality Permit
PA DEP Hearing
- Several people spoke at the PA DEP
hearing on July 27th, including CARE members. Every person who offered
testimony spoke against the proposed incinerator. Here are copies of
the testimony in PDF format from some of the speakers.
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 2,
Earthjustice.org, PennFuture, G.A.S.P comments
1 | PART
Erie Group - Sierra Club comments
July 2011 Filings
Resources and Background
Township Ordinance 1981-1
is the existing ordinance which CARE feels covers the proposed
incinerator, and the opinion issued by
Greenwood Township solicitor
Bill Walker on the subject.
Biologists letter on Geneva Marsh impact
Morton and Dr. Bridget Stutchbury have written this letter about the
negative impact the emissions would have on Geneva Marsh. They are
biologists at the Hemlock Hill Field Station in Cambridge Springs,
Sherri A. Mason's Presentations
Sherri A. Mason, Associate Professor of Chemistry
at SUNY Fredonia,
gave two presentations on the science behind the proposed tire
incinerator, and the dangerous emissions that would come with it. The
first was held at Allegheny College in Meadville and the second at
Sherri A. Mason's Letters to the Meadville Tribune
Dr. Sherri A. Mason is an Associate Professor of Chemistry,
coordinator of the Environmental Sciences program,
and coordinator of
Community-Based Research at SUNY-Fredonia.
Reports and Position Statements
Crawford Renewable Energy (CRE) was formerly known as Erie Renewable
Crawford County Planning Commission recently produced this report for
the Greenwood Township supervisors on
the planning and development aspects of the proposed incinerator.
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4 - PAGE 5
6 - PAGE 7
major issue surrounding the proposed incinerator is the lack of
available tires in the area needed to run the facility for any
length of time. It would consume up to 36.5 million tires a year.
These reports include information on the numbers of available tires in
PA and surrounding areas.
Energy 2010 Permit Application
- Greenwood Township
is the current emissions application for the proposed tire incinerator.
CRE was previously known as ERE (Erie Renewable Energy). Both names are
used in the application. These files came from the copy available at
the Meadville Public
Library. The files are in PDF format, and can be up to 2MB in size.
- ERE Emissions Permit
Application for Erie site -
This is the previous application, for the Erie site. The
application for the Greenwood Township site is found above. Click the
links below to download
and read the ERE Emissions Permit Application for the Erie site. The
files are in PDF format, to download the latest version of Adobe