CCAN is fighting to move Maryland beyond all dirty sources of energy that pollute our climate and communities. This includes the dirtiest fossil fuel — coal — and trash-burning incinerators, which can emit just as much or more toxic air and carbon pollution as coal-burning plants. To get involved contact Jon Kenney, Maryland Community Organizer at Jon@chesapeakeclimate.org or 240-396-1985.
Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel. From mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia, to its transport and burning at power plants across Maryland, to the toxic waste left behind, coal destroys the health of our air, water and climate. CCAN is working to shut down the state’s dirtiest coal plants, to push for stronger pollution controls in permits for coal mining, transport, processing and export facilities, and to win the strongest standards to clean up coal ash dumps. Learn more>>
Fighting Toxic Waste-to-Energy Incinerators
Burning trash for energy is a dirty business. Waste-to-energy incinerators emit high levels of mercury pollution and ultra-fine particulate matter, one of the most dangerous known pollutants to human health. They also worsen climate change: Trash-burning emits more carbon dioxide per unit of energy produced than does burning coal. CCAN is currently fighting proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in the Curtis Bay neighborhood of Baltimore. Learn more>>