We the undersigned hereby affirm our opposition to the Frederick /Carroll County Waste-to-Energy Incinerator located at the McKinney Industrial Park in Frederick, MD. This project, if completed, will not only dirty the air, soil, and water that serve as the backbone for our highly productive farmland, pastures, and waterways, but also will cause irreversible impacts to the health of our growing community.
This incinerator will not only cost the taxpayers of Frederick County 100’s of millions annually over the next 30 years, but it will also have a negative impact on housing prices, local markets and restaurants that rely on “organic” farming, and businesses that depend on tourism driven by Frederick County’s vibrant outdoor natural resources and the deep history of the Monocacy National Battlefield.
We urge Frederick County to pursue cleaner alternatives that prevent waste and create local jobs and revenues through reuse, recycling, composting and other strategies.
Sign below by May 15, 2013. A letter containing the total # of signatures will be sent to the Maryland Department of Environment prior to their May 20th public comment deadline.
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Montgomery County our far wealthier neighbor to the south, has never been able to make their incinerator profitable. It runs at a substantial annual deficit, and they have to IMPORT trash to try to run it at capacity. Wheelabrator's incinerator deal with Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was so lop-sided Harrisburg went into bankruptcy in part because of the massive cost overruns associated with it. This incinerator project will ruin Frederick County as we know it. That's not the legacy I want to pass along to the next generation.
Andrew May, Silver Spring, MD, United States2 days ago
AndyLynn, Frederick, MD, United States1 month ago
Wil Rivera, Monrovia, MD, United States2 months ago
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