Did you know that the state of Maryland calls trash incineration clean energy – and subsidizes it just the same as wind and solar? Baltimore’s trash incinerator, BRESCO, has received more than $10 million in subsidies in six years. Baltimore is ready to move toward a zero waste future, but we can’t do that with the state propping up trash incineration.
At its first meeting of the year, the Baltimore City Council will vote on a resolution calling for the state to stop subsidizing trash incineration by passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation that will also put Maryland on the path to 100% clean energy and invest $27 million in workforce development for green careers. Join Council members, faith leaders, and community residents in front of City Hall before the Council meeting to send a clear message to Annapolis: no more cash for burning trash!
Who: You and other clean energy activists statewide!
What: Rally to support a resolution calling for the state to stop subsidizing trash incineration
When: Monday, January 14th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St, Baltimore Maryland 21202