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Let's Encourage Youngstown City Council "Vote YES!" to Stop Pyrolysis

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

Youngstown Residents! Call your city council rep and tell them VOTE YES on the moratorium ordinance. PLEASE JOIN US & encourage City Council to vote to approve the moratorium on Wednesday December 20 Covelli Centre at 5:30 p.m. - a "YES" vote will prevent SOBE's industrial expansion next to downtown!

It will take effect and be in force immediately! 

WHERE & WHEN: Wed, Dec 20, 2023 5:30pm @ Covelli Centre DoubleTree by Hilton Community Room, 229 E Front St, Youngstown, OH 44503

During their next council meeting Wednesday, December 20, council members would impose a moratorium for a period of 12 months on any facility that converts, or attempts to convert, pyrolysis, gasification or combustion of tires, plastics and electronic waste in the city. 

During this 12 month period, council will look into the environmental impact, as well as the public health concerns surrounding SOBE Thermal Energy's plans to use tire scraps to generate heat for downtown businesses

-- WFMJ article,Thursday, December 14th 2023, 6:51 PM EST

By Grace Christopher & Chris Cerenelli


Imposing a Moratorium for a Period of 12 Months on Pyrolysis or Gasification or Combustion of Tires, Chipped Tires, Plastics and Electronic Waste in the City of Youngstown, Ohio Approved December 20, 2023 - READ/SEE DETAILS

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