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Covanta Energy

EDM number 1608 in 2008-09, proposed by John McDonnell on 08/06/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Energy, Industrial relations and Pollution.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

John McDonnell08/06/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Bob Russell08/06/2009ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Martin Caton09/06/2009GowerLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle09/06/2009ChorleyLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones09/06/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer09/06/2009KeighleyLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn09/06/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Leech09/06/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan09/06/2009HalifaxLabourSigned
Dai Davies09/06/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Ronnie Campbell10/06/2009Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing10/06/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Rudi Vis10/06/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/06/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty11/06/2009Calder ValleyLabourSigned
David Drew11/06/2009StroudLabourSigned
Mike Hancock11/06/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins18/06/2009TamworthLabourSigned
David Anderson23/06/2009BlaydonLabourSigned
Patrick Hall01/07/2009BedfordLabourSigned
Bill Etherington02/07/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Austin02/07/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Andrew George13/10/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned

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