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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1608: tabled on 08 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that Covanta Energy, a US-based waste incineration company, is proposing to build incinerators in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, the North of Ireland and Wales; notes that regulators in the US have frequently cited Covanta for illegal air pollution, that the US National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against illegal work rules at all of Covanta's US locations, and that Covanta has failed to sign a collective agreement with the Utility Workers Union of America in Rochester, Massachusetts, despite workers there having voted for union represention in May 2008; and therefore urges the Government to prioritise the health and welfare of both the public and workers by denying any Covanta application in the UK, unless it demonstrates full compliance with environmental and labour standards in all countries in which it conducts business.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.