ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge has rejected a bid to get a proposed Allentown clean air ordinance on the November ballot.
The measure championed by opponents of an incinerator being built in the city would have included round-the-clock monitoring of any new waste-to-energy plant.
The (Easton) Express-Times (http://bit.ly/14XPbSC ) says a Lehigh County judge on Monday sided with the county election board, which said the measure conflicted with existing state law.
An attorney representing Allentown Residents for Clean Air said he expects to appeal immediately to a higher court.
Council members last year approved a 35-year contract with Delta Thermo Energy Inc. for a planned $49 million waste-to-energy facility.
Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com