Environmental advocates from across
Republican Senator Michael Hough (District 4) and Democrat Delegate Nick Mosby (District 40) are coming together to remove incineration from
“I think almost voters cannot accept this any longer…shame on anyone who does not vote for this,” said Sen. Hough.
Currently, the state has two trash burning facilities: one in
“To say enough is enough, that no special interest, that no cooperation should get subsidies for burning trash in our city,” said Del. Mosby.
The state’s RPS was enacted in 2004 to allow a gradual transition to renewable sources of energy. Lawmakers and advocates say burning trash does not produce clean energy.
Delegate Mosby said they do not want to shut down the plant or lose jobs, but close loopholes.
When incinerators burn trash, they release greenhouse gasses into the air.
“It is a pollutant,” said Del. Lorig Charkoudian (
Environmental advocates say it is wrong for
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network also reports the trash incinerator in
“My utilities dollars to a smokestack down the road is incredible disheartening,” said President of the Campaign and Policy Director for the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club.
Advocates are calling for a transition from incineration to zero waste.