O'Malley to sign waste-to-energy trash burning legislation

May 17, 2011 Full story: The Baltimore Sun

Gov. Martin O'Malley has decided to sign into law controversial legislation that categorizes incinerated trash as a renewable energy source on par with wind and solar generation.

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#1 May 18, 2011
Reducing the amount of trash in landfills and putting it to one good last use is a definite YES.
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Scottsdale, AZ

#2 May 18, 2011
Please don't take the Balitmore Suns version of this as the whole truth. The Sun has become the local Democrat Party newsletter. They will do whatever they can to make O'Malley look good.

Fact is that this simply a quick way to comply with Maryland law without spending lots of money on actualy developing renuable energy sources. There attempt at a wind farm off the coast failed and the state is having budget problems so they don't have money to throw at the problem. They have been filling there budget gap with stimulous money, they raised the sales tax, raided the transportation fund, and raised the alcohol tax. They are currently trying to raise money through all kinds of fees:

http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-baltim...

Where as I am not opposed to calling trash burning renuable energy, you should all know the real reasons behind this bill. The state does not have the money to meet the goals it set and this is a quick way to appear to show progress without doing anything at all.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#3 May 18, 2011
Hmmm, the easy fix to any governmental problem, raise taxes.

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