Protect Environmental and Renewable Energy Laws in Maryland
Urge Governor O’Malley to veto Senate Bill 690.
On April 27, the Washington Post covered the showdown on Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard, an essential law in efforts to combat global warming and reduce our disastrous over-dependence on fossil fuels:
Maryland SB 690 threatens to undermine one of Maryland's key environmental and energy laws, and is just a signature away from becoming law. Its passage would set a terrible precedent for other states.
Under the Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), electricity suppliers must secure 20 percent of the electricity that they sell in Maryland from renewable energy sources by the year 2022. SB 690 would promote waste incineration, the burning of garbage and recyclables, to "Tier 1" of Maryland’s, on par with legitimate renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal.
GAIA applauds Maryland environmental, public health, and sustainability nonprofits who are waging a determined campaign to convince Governor O’Malley to veto SB 690.
Clean is clean. Renewable is renewable. Burning garbage is neither.
Join us in calling on Governor O'Malley to veto this irresponsible legislation.