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Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 10, 2013

VICTORY against Maryland’s “Waste Portfolio Standard” — the Latest Creative Way to Prop Up Incinerators

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/victory-against-maryland-incinerator-bill/

What does an incinerator industry do when they can’t compete? Change the rules. Biomass and trash incinerators are the most expensive way to make energy, and trash incineration costs more than directly landfilling the waste. These industries survive to the extent that they can change the rules to get monopoly waste contracts, become ‘renewable’ energy in state mandates, or as we’re seeing in Maryland: worse. Continue reading

Brown Bag
Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 27, 2012

Brown Bag on Proposed DC Waste-to-Energy Facility

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/brown-bag-proposed-dc-waste-to-energy-facility/

On January 3rd at Noon (1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor) the DC Environmental Network will be convening our monthly brown-bag to discuss a possible new waste-to-energy conversion facility (possibly incineration) within the District of Columbia. Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Nov 20, 2012

Carroll County Solid Waste Workgroup Presents Incinerator Alternatives

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/carroll-county-workgroup-present-alternatives/

Zero Waste Carroll County, MD, an ad-hoc citizens group that has been fighting a garbage incinerator in neighboring Frederick County, has prepared an alternative plan for resource management for Carroll County. The plan was requested by Board of County Commissioners President Doug Howard after the County Commission determined that the financing for the incinerator plan was too risky for the County…. Continue reading

No Incinerator Video Clip
Article, Resource filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Oct 11, 2012

Landfill in the Sky

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/landfill-in-sky-video/

This creative and compelling video from the No Incinerator Alliance of Frederick County, Maryland, lays out the reasons the county should abandon its plan to burn. Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Sep 10, 2012

Letter to the Editor: Newest Cry from County Residents

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/newest-cry-from-county-residents/

The No Incinerator Alliance of Frederick County, Maryland, continues to provide citizens with accurate information on the proposed incinerator for that County. Reposted from the Frederick News Post - http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/opinion/display_lte.htm?StoryID=140039#.UE5IIrJlTWo The Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority has provided estimates that predict $527 million in bonds will be needed for the construction of the proposed regional trash incinerator… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 21, 2012

Letter to the Editor: WTE Projects Are Not All Transparent

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/wte-projects-not-all-transparent/

Reposted from Waste & Recycling News - http://www.wasterecyclingnews.com/article/20120821/OPINION/120829991/letter-to-the-editor-wte-projects-are-not-all-transparent The lessons presented by John Foden in “Lessons in public acceptance of projects” (Waste & Recycling News, Aug. 6), are not in play in Frederick County, Md. There, Northeast Maryland Authority and state and county officials have spent the last few years obfuscating financial information, and not “embracing the… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Aug 12, 2012

Citizens Lead the Financial Analysis of Burning Garbage in Frederick County, MD

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/citizens-lead-financial-analysis/

The most reliable, perhaps only reliable, source of financial information concerning the proposed garbage incinerator in Frederick County, MD has not been the Authority or the County Commissioners. Rather it has been the citizens and small business owners in the county. Here is another contribution to the public. Continue reading

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Featured Article, Resource filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jul 15, 2012

Living in Another Financial Reality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/living-financial-reality/

Sally Sorbello is a small business women and citizen activist from Frederick, MD. This letter to her local newspaper captures the essence of the case against a proposed incinerator. It is based on years of research and analysis of solid waste management in Frederick County and the state of Maryland. Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 25, 2012

You Can Fight City Hall

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/fight-city-hall/

Dear Mayor Bloomberg, Recently, you generously gave over $50 million to the Sierra Club to work on reducing the use of coal for energy based on environmental concerns.  At the same you have announced a policy of building garbage incinerators in NYC.  There is a contradiction here, as burning garbage pollutes far more than burning… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 17, 2012

From Waste to Watts: Cleveland’s Controversial Pursuit of Trash Conversion Technology

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/waste-watts-clevelands-controversial-pursuit-trash-conversion-technology/

Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 17, 2012 Neil Seldman, ILSR president, and Bob Gedert, Director of the Department of Resource Recovery, Austin, TX, were interviewed at length for a front page Cleveland Plain Dealer article on the city’s proposed waste-to-energy pelletization and gasification plant. Read the full article here. Seldman and Gedert have made presentations to… Continue reading