OK, are you ready for the newest renewable energy source?
One possibly redeeming (or exacerbating) feature of the shocking story that aborted fetuses have been burned at an Oregon facility that converts biomedical waste into municipal energy is that the babies may have helped combat climate change. According to the website of Covanta, the energy company that operates the Oregon facility, the energy-from-waste (EfW) process “offsets greenhouse gases to combat climate change.”
Really? Shades of Soylent Green. One wonders if women who abort will get carbon credits. At least some in government are offended:
According to the Associated Press, pro-life Marion County commissioners Sam Brentano and Janet Carlson said they were horrified to learn that the Marion County Resource Recovery Facility in Brooks might be burning aborted babies to generate power.
“We’re going to get [to] the bottom of it,” Carlson said. “I want to know who knew, when they knew, how long they had known this was going on.”
Brentano observed nevertheless that the county’s ordinance that sets limits on what can be accepted at the waste-to-energy plant allows for all human tissue.
“No rule or law has been broken, but there’s an ethical standard that’s been broken,” he said.
Nick Hallett of Breitbart London had previously reported in March that 15,500 aborted babies were incinerated to provide power for Britain’s NHS hospitals. The Department of Health subsequently banned the practice.
The Oregon incinerator is a partnership between the county and Covanta, a New Jersey-based company that operates energy-from-waste power generation plants. The Marion County plant reportedly processes 550 tons of municipal solid waste each day, with only a small portion coming from medical facilities. The plant sells the power to Portland General Electric.
Jill Stueck, a Covanta spokeswoman, said the company is cooperating with the order to suspend, and that it does not seek out the aborted babies as waste to burn.
How long will it be until the eco-nuts start telling us that we should do away with graveyards and burn our deceased like firewood for electrical power.