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.

Rebecca Rehr, MEHN

Rebecca Rehr, Maryland Environmental Health Network, describes the health effects of pollution and urges the Maryland Department of the Environment to adopt regulations for coal burning power plants that are equal or better than the ones which Governor Hogan withdrew from publication when he took office.

Chris Yoder testifies that socializing the costs of pollution violates conservative values

Chris Yoder testifies before the Maryland Department of the Environment about how relaxing air pollution regulations for Coal fired power plants violates conservative values and economic principles.

Transition to clean energy

Sabrina S. Fu talks about the need to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources during her testimony before the Maryland Department of the Environment. Fu was asking the department to strengthen their proposed regulations to help improve health and the environment.

David S. Cramer, NRG testifies in favor of the proposed regulations which would regulate NRG and other companies operating coal burning power plants in Maryland

David S. Cramer of NRG, testifies in favor of proposed MDE regulations on coal burning power plants. NRG is one of the companies operating coal burning power plants in Maryland.

11: Testimony for stronger emission regulations for coal burning power plants

David Rebstock testifies in favor of stronger emission regulations on coal burning power plants in Maryland to protect the health of our citizens. He testified as a hearing on proposed emission regulations at the Maryland Department of the Environment.