Burning Questions for MDE and Curtis Bay

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Protesters chant “MDE, enforce the law” and “Incinerator must go!” outside of the offices of the Maryland Department of the Environment in Baltimore. The protesters said that Energy Answers had failed to meet the conditions of their permit and that the company should not be allowed to construct an incinerator under an expired permit. Only nine of the protesters were allowed to meet with MDE officials and press were banned from the meeting. Of those nine, seven protesters did not leave the meeting and were arrested on trespassing charges.
If the incinerator is built, it would be the largest incinerator of its type in the United States. Waste would be trucked into the site at Curtis Bay from several states, including New York. Curtis Bay residents already complain about the poor air quality in this industrialized area.