As hundreds of Bonfires across the North will be lit tonight on the eve of July 12 'celebrations' of the Battle of the Boyne.
Speaking earlier today, Stormont's environment committee chairman, Patsy McGlone, said the Bonfires caused serious health concerns for residents living close to these 'towers of hate' that are piled high with thousands of toxic tyres in Antrim. Some debris are also the height of two houses and there have been calls for them to be demolished to protect people living nearby.
Mr McGlone said: "It makes a mockery of statutory agencies where these thugs are intimidating the people of their own areas to erect these things close to houses. The issue should be looked at in the context of environmental governance in terms of cutting carbon emissions from events sponsored by local councils."
Even though its illegal to burn tyres but the PSNI must receive complaints from local people before they act. Though, many are unwilling to come forward as the UDA and UVF organise the Bonfires.
"Council officials have been commissioned to draw up eco-friendly guidelines for funding and the conditions for funding were to be that they comply with the environmental targets," he added.
The proposals were supported by every party except the DUP. While other Parties, refuse to recognise the dangers of tyres being added to bonfires and refuse to enter into dialogue to end the practice.
Should District Councils stop funding for those Loyalist and Unionist communities who annually. Emit a massive cloud of carbon into our atmosphere?