I have found these arguments interesting. I always thought that reasonable incineration was a good solution to garbage. The pollution can be carefully monitored and minimized. But there is a big cry over the pollution from this proposed plant.
HELLO! It's right beside the biggest darn burner of coal in the region! On a good day you can see the haze go for miles. And this thing is very lightly regulated, in a rather hidden manner. You can be sure it pumps out stuff orders of magnitude over a measly incinerator. Of course, you can incinerate all the garbage in the cement kiln, that would be something! (I think there are advantages in doing it for old tires).