Environmental advocates support bill to end trash incineration subsidies
"It is a pollutant,” said Del. Lorig Charkoudian (D-Montgomery County). “It is making people sick and the more money we subsidies to burning trash and non-clean energy is money that we are not putting into solar. We are not putting into wind. We are not putting into all of things that are going to help us truly move into a response to the climate crisis we are in." Environmental advocates say it is wrong for Maryland rate-payers to pay extra money on their utility bills to cover the cost of trash incinerators.