Ditch the Cardiff waste incinerator

Chimney belching smoke 

Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth

The Ombudsman decided that the previous Cardiff council administration was guilty of maladministration because they failed to consult Cardiff people properly on the Cardiff incinerator planning application.

Object to Cardiff incinerator planning conditions

Chimney belching smoke

Photo: Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Viridor's Cardiff incinerator development has now reached a critical stage. Pressure from Cardiff Against the Incinerator has forced Cardiff Council to comply with planning law by consulting local residents on the planning conditions.

You must respond to the consultation by 12 August 2012.

Help protect us from pollution

chemicals pouring from a pipe into a stream

Photo: Robert Brook, Science Photo Library

The Cabinet Minister, Oliver Letwin, is considering scrapping all green safeguards and replacing them with a single 50-page document.

This would mean our protection from pollution could be dangerously simplified. He is consulting on scrapping Laws on:

Stop Cardiff Council rubbish estimates

Cardiff recycling lorry

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Incinerator plans a load of rubbish

 Anti-incinerator protestors outside the National Assembly of Wales building

The protest against incineration at the Welsh Assembly Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Campaigners from Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport protested today at the National Assembly of Wales today against Welsh Government sponsored incineration schemes. This comes against a background of council incompetence and incinerator bids collapsing.

Assembly anti-incinerator lobby

Incinerator chimney belching smoke

Cardiff Against the Incinerator, Stop Newport Incinerator Campaign, and United Valleys Action Group would like you to tell your AM face-to-face that you don't want incinerators in Wales.

We are holding a mass rally at the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on 15 November 2011 at 12 pm and you will be able to voice your concerns about the proposals to build incinerators to your AM.

Merthyr campaign victory over Covanta

Smoke rising from an incinerator chimney 

Campaigners in Merthyr Tydfil and the Valleys have won their campaign against Covanta's application for a 750,000-tonne incinerator at Brig y Cwm, Merthyr Tydfil. Congratulations to them on their victory.

This proves that a mass, community-based campaign can work and that we can stop incineration, not just in individual towns, but in all of Wales.

Why Viridor's incinerator is bad

chimney and smoke

Cardiff Friends of the Earth has several concerns about Viridor's proposal for an incinerator in Cardiff.

Incinerator activists rename road

People wearing face masks standing next to new sign road for road leading to cardiff incinerator

The new sign for the road leading to the proposed Cardiff incinerator site. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

On 5 September 2011 Cardiff Against the Incinerator activists held an unveiling ceremony to rename the road leading to the proposed incinerator site.

Cardiff Against the Incinerator public meeting

Incinerator chimney smoke

Stepping up the fight

Monday 11 July 2011 7pm

Old Iilts RFC, 1 Splott Road, Cardiff CF24 1HA

Come and hear Vaughan Gething AM and Dr Linda Evans from the Merthyr Incinerator campaign speak about the latest situation.

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