Permit Hearing for Dickerson Coal Power Plant Register
Date and Time:
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Local Time)
Organized By: Maryland Chapter
Dickerson Coal-Fired Power Plant located in Montgomery County has been operating on an expired permit for waste discharge since 2014. They are one of the top 10 polluting plants in the US. They discharge toxic heavy metals into the Potomac River. Safe methods for fly ash disposal exist, but Dickerson prefers the ease of dumping into our beloved river. Join us as we stand up and say NO!
We invite all Marylanders who are concerned about this dangerous toxic dumping to attend a hearing on the proposed discharge permit for NRG Morgantown Generating Station. The hearing has been scheduled for 6:00PM, September 27, 2017 at the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD20839. Show up and speak out so our decision-makers know you care!
A little background: Maryland is home to six coal-fired power plants lacking modern pollution controls. The MD Department of the Environment is updating Clean Water Act permits for three of Maryland’s coal plants that expired in 2014. Unfortunately, they’re planning to follow standards set 35 years ago that would continue to permit the release of harmful toxins such as arsenic and selenium into the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers as well as the Chesapeake Bay -- a source of prosperity and beauty for Maryland communities. The EPA finalized more modern standards in 2015, but Scott Pruitt of the current administration is rolling those back to 1982. Regardless of what is permitted at the federal level, we need Maryland Department of the Environment to safeguard our precious water and revise the permits to follow the modern standards that require Best Available Technologies to be installed at each coal plant. Doing so would keep toxic coal pollution out of MD waters.
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