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