Remaining engaged and supporting our members and allies for the long haul is what Clean Water has done for many years. When we do this and match corporate dollars with people power we are always successful. Here’s another example of that.
Our campaign to stop Frederick County from building an incinerator to burn 1400 tons of trash a day at a price tag of $500 million to citizens has been going on for a decade now
. Over the years our opponents have been many; pro-burn advocates; county commissioners; incinerator builders and operators like Wheelabrator Inc., the Northeast Waste Development Authority; even the Governor O’Malley, who supports burning trash as renewable energy. But we built an equally strong coalition of local residents and organizations like; Zero Waste Carroll County, Frederick County No Incineration Alliance, Sierra Club Catoctin Group, The Potomac Riverkeeper and Monocacy National Battlefield Park. Then the we were joined by other environmental colleagues like, Community Resources, Energy Justice Network, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Environmental Integrity Project, CCAN.