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Maryland Senate again advances bill making Baltimore trash incinerator ineligible for 'green' energy subsidies

Maryland Senate again advances bill making Baltimore trash incinerator ineligible for 'green' energy subsidies

For the second year in a row, the Maryland Senate advanced a bill Tuesday declaring that energy generated by burning trash should no longer be considered “green.”

That label qualifies trash incinerators, including the Wheelabrator Baltimore facility off Russell Street at Interstate 95, for millions of dollars in subsidies designed to promote clean, renewable energy that are paid for by electricity ratepayers across the state.

The Wheelabrator incinerator is the city’s largest single source of industrial air pollution, and was the main target of

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