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Lawsuit Possible Next Step in Baltimore Community’s Battle Against Proposed Garbage Incinerator

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Feb 12, 2016 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Residents and environmentalists said Wednesday they plan to sue a power plant company that is developing a facility in the Fairfield area of Baltimore.  The group said in a news release Energy Answers is violating the Clean Air Act by proposing to move forward with the plant using a permit they said is expired.

In a notice of intent to sue, the Environmental Integrity Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, writes on behalf of the Baltimore-based United Workers Association Inc. seeking “declaratory relief, injunctive relief, appropriate monetary penalties, fees and costs of litigation, and such other relief as the Court deems appropriate.”

The Fairfield Renewable Energy Project, a proposed waste-to-energy facility, is planned for the Fairfield Peninsula, near Brooklyn Park. Community groups have fought the project for years on environmental grounds, calling it an incinerator that would lower air quality in an already polluted area.

Read the full story here from the Capital Gazette, February 10, 2016

About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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