Destiny Watford, Free Your Voice, speaks against a proposed incinerator at Curtis Bay, an area already suffering from air pollution. Watford won an environmental award for her opposition to the plant.
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.
Benjamin Franklin High School teacher, Kelly Klinefelter Lee thanks students for their critical thinking skills and citizenship as they continue to study and object to the proposed Energy Answers Incinerator. The proposed incinerator would be built on property a mile … Continued
Students at Benjamin Franklin High School lead protest of the Energy Answers Incinerator planned for construction at a site a mile from the school. Students fear that the incinerator will bring waste including car parts and car tires from other … Continued