Urge Assemblyman John T. McDonald and Senator Neil Breslin to Reintroduce the "Norlite Ash" Bill

Please take 2 minutes to make two important phone calls to Assemblymember John McDonald and Senator Neil Breslin and urge them to reintroduce the "Norlite Ash" Bill!

We need your help to tell Assemblyman McDonald and Senator Breslin to sponsor this bill to protect the health and safety of New Yorkers, especially the residence of Cohoes, Green Island, Troy and Lansingburg directly affected by Norlite and its burning of hazardous waste.

1. Dial AM McDonald's office at 518-455-4474 and Senator Breslin's office at 518-455-2225

2. When someone answers or if you're instructed to leave a voicemail, you can use your own words or the script below:

Hi, my name is _YOUR NAME_ and I'm calling from _YOUR TOWN/CITY_ to urge Assemblymember McDonald/Senator Breslin to reintroduce the "Norlite Ash" bill without delay. The 2022 bill numbers were A10115A and S9436A. This bill would stop the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator from mixing toxic ash from their pollution control devices into their aggregate product. It is imperative that the Assemblymember/Senator reintroduce and push this bill to protect Cohoes and the Capital Region."

3. Thank the staffer for taking your call.

4. Then please take 5 seconds to fill out the form on the right to let us know how your call went. It is so helpful for us to know what you're hearing.

Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to help protect our right to clean air and a healthful environment.


In the 2021-2022 NYS Legislative year, Assemblyman McDonald sponsored the "Fly Ash" Bill A10115A. Respectively, Senator Breslin sponsored the Senate version of the Bill, S9436A.

The "Fly Ash" bill "prohibits the mixing, combination or blending of ash, including material collected from fine-particle control devices serving as pollution control or containment systems at any hazardous waste incinerator or kiln, with any product if the ash is from a commercial hazardous waste incinerator; provides penalties for violations."

This bill is highly relevant to the mission of Lights Out Norlite. Norlite, LLC currently uses its fly ash from its incineration of toxic and hazardous waste in the production of their lightweight aggregate product.

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