“We think this is a positive step for
County officials say the waste to energy facility will save the county money over time, and generate clean, renewable energy. However, many residents in the county are opposed to the facility and say the projections are off. They say it won’t create affordable energy or save taxpayers money.
“It's a bad deal financially and it's a bad deal for the environment, in particular for the youth in the surrounding area where it will be built,” said
Currently, the county has spent more than $83 million on trucking trash out of state to
“If we don't find a replacement, I'm not sure the facility as it's designed will be constructed or financed and constructed because it just won't be cost effective,” said Marschner.
The county has asked the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority to issue a request for proposals to obtain pricing on long and short term waste transportation services. They also say they haven’t received any serious inquires about the facility, but did say