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Clean air ordinance question won't be on November ballot

Published On: Aug 27 2013 05:14:11 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 11 2013 01:26:23 PM EDT

Clean air ordinance won't be on ballot


Voters in Allentown will not decide if the city needs a clean air ordinance to monitor a planned waste-to-energy plant.

The Lehigh County Elections Board voted unanimously Tuesday against putting the question on the November ballot as a referendum.

The proposal stemmed from a plan to build the Delta Thermo waste-to-energy plant next to the city's waste-water treatment plant on Kline's Island.