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category national | environment | news report author Sunday April 01, 2007 10:28author by Miriam Cotton - MediaBiteauthor email mcotton at mediabite dot org Report this post to the editors

Don't be fooled - this is pre-election play-acting

The Sunday Business Post reports today on what it alleges is a 'major setback to government waste policy'. If it is really true that Indaver intend to abandon plans for incinerators in Cork and Meath, in point of fact it would be the best news ever for government waste policy - a victory for the environment and for the thousands of people around the country who are implacably opposed to this unnecessary, filthy and deadly form of waste disposal. But let's not get too excited.

John Ahern, Managing Director, Indaver Ireland is quoted in the article as saying that Indaver had intended to spend E200million but that failure to implement the national waste strategy had persuaded them to head off to Britain instead. (Look out Britain, something evil your way comes.) But buried deep in the Business Post article is the following from Ahern:

'...We have done the ground work. We're not getting out and we'll be prepared to move when this market sorts itself out.'

There is a very strong probability that this threat to pull out is nothing but a pre-election ploy - a crafty way of seeming to hand a form of victory to objectors. Waste incineration was fair set to become a big local pre-election issue. But anti-incinerator campaigners in Cork and Meath who may be tempted to take their eyes off the ball would be seriously unwise to do so. There is nothing in this announcement that remotely suggests the government has reversed its policy and that it is not still doing its utmost to ease Indaver and others into operation against widespread and emphatic public objection. It's just that they are not able to do it quickly enough for Ahern and he is stamping his foot a bit. And this is a tricky time what with the election so close, and all. A final decision to approve planning permission for incineration in Cork, for example, at this stage would be electoral disaster on top of a series of other recent politically suicidal decisions in the region - e.g. reneging on the agreement to subsidise the completion of Cork Airport.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   CHASE keeping the Champagne on Ice     CHASE    Sun Apr 01, 2007 23:13 
   Not Pulling Out     John Ahern    Mon Apr 02, 2007 09:38 
   clever form of words...     PJ Douthie    Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:25 
   PR     Cashcrop    Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:36 
   FAO PJ Douthie     Jasper    Tue Apr 03, 2007 09:34 
   PR ... PR     MB    Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:34 
   Landfill and Recycling     Miriam Cotton    Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:59 
   FAO Japser     PJ Douthie    Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:51 
   Oh dear...Miriam runs in blindfolded     Jasper    Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:26 
 10   Landfill & levies     Nick Folley    Tue Apr 03, 2007 23:24 
 11   You step in again, I step out again.     Marie    Wed Apr 04, 2007 19:24 
 12   Seeds of doubt     Rational Ecologist    Thu Apr 05, 2007 17:30 
 13   abandon ship     maire    Fri Apr 06, 2007 13:37 
 14   Landfill v Incineration IS a false dichotomy     Miriam Cotton    Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:00 
 15   Incineration and Landfill     Recycletta    Thu Apr 19, 2007 20:34 
 16   Whoa!     M Cotton    Fri Apr 20, 2007 14:13 
 17   Incineration is Gone     M O' Brien    Wed Apr 25, 2007 13:08 
 18   MBT the way to go!     Recyletta    Wed Apr 25, 2007 18:55 
 19   Definition of MBT     Terence    Wed Apr 25, 2007 19:24 
 20   stamping their feet.     maire    Thu Apr 26, 2007 09:28 
 21   Incineration and Politics     Recycletta    Thu Apr 26, 2007 14:11 
 22   Vote for No Incineration     RJ    Sun Apr 29, 2007 16:46 
 23   Incineration and the election     Carmel    Mon Apr 30, 2007 22:17 
 24   MBT is already govt policy     John    Tue May 01, 2007 18:37 
 25   More about the Dominc Hogg report     Terence    Wed May 02, 2007 14:28 
 26   Hogg Report     John G    Wed May 02, 2007 17:35 
 27   MBT     celine    Thu May 03, 2007 09:49 
 28   Solution to problem.     Maire    Thu May 03, 2007 10:15 
 29   Green Party Policy     Noel Heneghan    Fri May 04, 2007 00:51 
 30   deaf to all but incineration industry     maire    Fri May 04, 2007 12:09 
 31   incineration and the election     recycletta    Mon May 07, 2007 14:00 
 32   pd policy on waste     arnie k    Mon May 07, 2007 15:45 
 33   waste     marie    Mon May 07, 2007 16:03 
 34   the answer     recycletta    Mon May 07, 2007 16:20 
 35   potato peeling-no where to go,.     maire    Mon May 07, 2007 16:48 
 36   MBT     Recycletta    Mon May 07, 2007 16:58 
 37   MBT     Ray Man    Tue May 08, 2007 10:19 
 38   The reason     louis    Tue May 08, 2007 12:58 
 39   A blockbuster     maire    Tue May 08, 2007 18:02 
 40   godfather profits     louis    Tue May 08, 2007 18:24 
 41   Indaver parent clashes with Government partner     Sid Player    Wed May 09, 2007 10:29 
 42   Wow     maire    Wed May 09, 2007 10:29 
 43   indaver     John G    Wed May 09, 2007 10:47 
 44   indavar     recycletta    Thu May 10, 2007 08:36 
 45   Risky Investment by the Irish Govt?     Iris    Sun May 13, 2007 13:48 
 46   All bow before the hegemony     Rational Ecologist    Mon May 14, 2007 12:54 
 47   rational ecologist     Recycletta    Wed May 16, 2007 17:38 
 48   Consumer addiction     Rational Ecologist    Thu May 17, 2007 13:11 
 49   Converting Waste to Ethanol     Simhurrll    Sat May 19, 2007 21:10 
 50   waste policy and the election     recycletta    Mon May 21, 2007 15:11 
 51   FAO Recycletta     John Boy    Mon May 21, 2007 15:18 
 52   John Boy     Recycletta    Mon May 21, 2007 16:07 
 53   Recycletta     John Boy    Mon May 21, 2007 16:12 
 54   closing landfills     recycletta    Mon May 21, 2007 16:27 
 55   curious passerby     bholg    Mon Jun 04, 2007 14:52 
 56   Bholg     Miriam Cotton    Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:48 
 57   passing by     maire    Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:33 
 58   Sustainability is a cliché     Rational Ecologist    Tue Jun 05, 2007 13:24 
 59   vision for the future.     maire    Tue Jun 05, 2007 17:43 
 60   To Maire     Rational Ecologist    Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:57 
 61   To Rational Ecologist and CHASE     Recycletta    Thu Jun 07, 2007 15:22 
 62   Smoke and mirrors     Rational Ecologist    Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:36 
 63   INCINERATION POLICY     AJ    Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:56 
 64   Inappropriate trump card that Indaver holds.     maire    Tue Jun 12, 2007 16:19 
 65   AJ     Jasper    Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:19 
 66   Indaver still likely to pull out     ML    Wed Jul 11, 2007 17:08 
 67   Nervousness?     Ali G    Sun Jul 15, 2007 22:00 
 68   Indaver     Lola    Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:20 
 69   incineration to go     Linda    Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:09 
 70   insurance for flooding.     maire    Wed Jul 25, 2007 16:43 
 71   Flooding     ML    Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:13 
 72   ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE IN DUBLIN     Anna    Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:33 
 73   Conference     ML    Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:38 


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