Incinerator made to wait
A local campaign group are fighting to stop an incinerator being built in a deprived area of Hull.
HOTI - Hull and Holderness Opposing the Incinerator - want alternative technologies to be used instead.
Campaign taken to Europe
Friends of the Earth lawyers helped HOTI make a complaint to the European Commission.
This said how the incinerator project breached European rules on fair competition.
The Commission should now take action forcing the project to be made public to other companies.
HOTI hopes that other companies will consider more positive alternatives to this type of incineration.
Climate change must be considered
The impact of the incinerator on climate change was not properly considered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) or the Treasury.
Using incineration to deal with our waste produces carbon emissions and contributes to climate change.
HOTI is also voicing strong concerns about the impact on health of the local residents.
Alternatives such as anaerobic digestion are better for local people's health and help prevent climate change.
Legal letters have been sent by HOTI to both the Treasury and DEFRA.
Campaign success causes delay
This work by HOTI and our lawyers has forced the decision on the incinerator to be put on hold.
HOTI continue to campaign for a better solution - watch this space!
© Jenny Bates/ Friends of the Earth