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Lawmakers working to change Maryland's trash system

Posted at 10:33 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 22:58:07-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Lawmakers are working to change the way Maryland will get rid of trash.

Legislators, residents, and environmental advocates gathered together to demand change in the subsidies for trash incineration in Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard.

They shared their thoughts on the Bresco Incinerator in Baltimore.

Bresco gets clean energy subsides from the State and some lawmakers want to change that. They believe burning trash is not an environmentally safe way to dispose of trash.

"That is not clean energy. It is the biggest polluter in the city of Baltimore and yet they are collecting millions of subsidies and it's from peoples energy bills, people that can barely afford it, " said Senator Michael Hough.

The HB961/SB548 bill is sponsored by Republican Senator Mike Hough from Frederick and Carroll Counties and Democratic Delegate Nick Mosby from Baltimore City