Women Want Health Not Pollution
On the occasion of the 101st International Womenâ€™s Day, the Breathe Clean Air Group is declaring â€œWomen want health, not pollutionâ€.
The group has been campaigning to stop the Barton Renewable Energy Plant being built in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester for the last 18 months. It intends to burn biomass, waste wood and plastics. In November 2011, Trafford Council refused to give it planning permission, but there is a likelihood that the developers Peel Energy, will appeal against that decision.
Founding member of the Breathe Clean Air Group, Jo Burgess said,Â â€œWomen want to protect their families health and when you see research papers linking pollution to asthma, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, Alzheimerâ€™s disease and premature death, itâ€™s time to take action. The proposed incinerator is in the wrong place and using out-of-date technology. If we donâ€™t get rid of it now, we will be stuck with it for 25 yearsâ€.