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The Boston Globe


Lawrence Harmon

Burning questions

A modest proposal by the state Department of Environmental Protection to relax the moratorium on new trash incinerators is sending the Sierra Club, Conservation Law Foundation, and other environmental groups around the bend. They see nothing less than an all-out assault on recycling, composting, reuse of materials, and other favored methods to achieve the environmental ambition of “zero waste.’’

Are they overreacting or trying to keep Massachusetts from suffering a preventable misfortune?

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