The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) sent a letter to the Baltimore City Council urging it to reconsider proposed air quality regulations. The regulations would require the installation of monitoring equipment that is costly and may not accurately measure the air emissions as required by the proposed rule.
“NWRA believes there is uncertainty concerning the technical feasibility of achieving lower emissions standards and believes the costs related to the installation of the air pollution controls and monitoring equipment necessary to comply with these proposed regulations have not been fully considered. Furthermore, the Wheelabrator and Curtis Bay facilities are already regulated by strict state and federal regulations. We urge the Baltimore City Council to reconsider this proposed rule,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.