Local communities against a waste-to-energy plant in Baltimore

The company, Energy Answers International, wants to construct a power plant generating energy from waste. The company claims this would be environmental-friendly and create jobs to the area. However, local community, youth labor and environmental groups have turned against the project because they are afraid it would worsen the air quality of the area and thus pose a health risks for the locals and harm the environment. The groups have lobbied local governments to turn against the project and organized demonstrations. The dispute started in 2010 when the project was given a permit and it is still ongoing

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources household waste
Issues 1 economical, 3 social, 4 ecological, cultural
Keywords waste management, conflict, Baltimore, Energy Answers International
References http://www.citypaper.com/news/mobtownbeat/bcp-a-campaign-to-undermine-a-controversial-baltimore-wasteburning-power-plant-appears-to-be-working-20150224-story.html http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ph-ac-gn-energy-answers-power-plant-1028-20151030-story.html
Start date 2010
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Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests
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