TODAY – Rally to Shut Down HERC in Phillips – Tuesday, 10/23 from Noon to 3:00 p.m.

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The East Phillips Neighborhood Institute has recently joined the Zero Burn Coalition, a growing movement to shut down the HERC trash burner in Minneapolis.

Join us for a rally and meeting of Hennepin County Commissioners, this Tuesday (10/23), from 12-3 p.m., to call for a shutdown date of 2025 at the latest! At this meeting, commissioners will be voting on a resolution of a shutdown between 2028-2040, but we are showing up to say that this timeline is not acceptable.

To learn more, view fact sheets in English and Spanish, sign a petition and follow the coalition on social media follow this link:

There is also a growing list of people speaking out about the harmful impacts of the HERC, including teachers, health professionals, environmental lawyers, union leaders, and students. For instance, a local school nurse testified,

“Whenever I worked near the HERC, I noticed a much higher percentage of students with asthma…I kept extra inhalers and nebulizers for those with severe asthma, and sometimes these saved lives.”