- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - Seven people were arrested during a protest of a trash-burning power plant in south Baltimore.

The Baltimore Sun reports (https://bsun.md/1O8MaY0) Tuesday’s demonstration at the Maryland Department of the Environment headquarters was led by the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club and United Workers. The groups oppose the construction of the Fairfield Renewable Energy Power Plant.

Police didn’t release the identities of those arrested or their charges.

Protesters say the 160-megawatt facility’s emissions would pose health risks for residents of nearby Curtis Bay. They also say the plant’s construction has been stalled for over a year, in violation of state permits.

The plant’s owner, Energy Answers International, disputes both claims. Company officials have said the plant would create 180 “green” jobs and meet or exceed air-quality requirements.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com



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