NO INCINERATOR

Frederick County is proposing to build a $527 million waste-to-energy incinerator just three miles from downtown Frederick, along the Monocacy River, directly across from the Monocacy Battlefield, at the edge of Frederick County's largest population center, multiple neighborhoods, and schools. The site being considered is on Metropolitan Court, off English Muffin Way. Sign this petition if you are: worried about the potential health and environmental effects of the incinerator; if you are concerned about the location near Monocacy National Battlefield and the Monocacy River; if you are worried about how the incinerator would impact residents, property values, and local business; if you are concerned about the economic consequences of such a project; if you are worried that the alternatives have not been fully explored; and/or if you are concerned about the increase in traffic to Frederick County. We all know instances where experts have deemed levels of exposure safe only to find out years later that they were wrong. We used to think asbestos was harmless. If there is the slightest chance that it could harm our residents, it must not be considered, or it must not be located near residential areas. It is also likely to have a negative impact on property values for surrounding communities. If it is a concern for current residents, it is sure to be a concern for potential future homebuyers. It doesn't seem like a prudent move to further devalue properties in the County during this period of economic instability. Please send a message to those who were elected by the people, FOR the people, that we have a voice, and that it counts!

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