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Baltimore’s Historic Clean Air Act Could End Stagnation in Recycling

Baltimore’s Historic Clean Air Act Could End Stagnation in Recycling

Neil Seldman

February 22, 2019

On February 11th, the Baltimore City Council passed the Clean Air Act by a vote of 14-0. The Act sets a precedent and has major national importance.  READ MORE


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Baltimore’s Historic Clean Air Act Could End Stagnation in Recycling

Baltimore’s Historic Clean Air Act Could End Stagnation in Recycling

Neil Seldman

February 22, 2019

On February 11th, the Baltimore City Council passed the Clean Air Act by a vote of 14-0. The Act sets a precedent and has major national importance.  READ MORE


Report on the Proposed Baltimore Clean Air Act

Report on the Proposed Baltimore Clean Air Act

Neil Seldman

February 6, 2019

On January 30th, the Land Use & Transportation Committee of the Baltimore City Council voted 7-0 on the Clean Air Act Bill that would close the Wheelabrator garbage incinerator in downtown Baltimore, and have wide implications for solid waste management policies and programs in the city.  READ MORE


Webinar: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Webinar: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Marie Donahue

January 10, 2019

In a recent webinar, ILSR research associate Marie Donahue shared findings from our report, Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy, highlighting why classifying incineration as a “renewable" form of energy is problematic. Allies from GAIA, a global anti-incineration network, and the national Energy Justice Network also pr  READ MORE


Pay As You Throw Pays Off for Carroll County, Md.

Pay As You Throw Pays Off for Carroll County, Md.

Neil Seldman

January 10, 2019

There is an old saying from California’s early recycling movement in the 1970s: “The hardest thing to do in recycling is to decide to recycle. After that, common sense and entrepreneurialism takes over.”  READ MORE


Recycling Updates from Around the Country

Recycling Updates from Around the Country

Neil Seldman

January 4, 2019

A round-up of exciting recycling initiatives in the U.S.  READ MORE