• Petitioning Anthony Brown

This petition will be delivered to:

Lt. Governor
Anthony Brown
Maryland Governor
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Governor O'Malley: Don't Trash our Community! Go green and stop the incinerator!

    1. Petition by

      Free Your Voice

For the health of our community and our children we are calling on Governor Martin O’Malley to stop the proposed trash burning incinerator from being built in Curtis Bay. If built the Energy Answers Incinerator would be the largest of its kind in the nation, producing more pollutants per hour of energy produced than the largest coal plants in Maryland. Worse still, the project is set to be built less than a mile from Benjamin Franklin High School and Curtis Bay Elementary School, in violation of Maryland state regulations. It is this kind of recklessness that has led Baltimore to be ranked number one in air pollution related deaths per capita.

Energy Answers was required to begin construction in August. While the Maryland Department of Environment investigates if they failed to do so, we are calling on Governor O’Malley to intervene and protect our children’s health and the health of our community.

Please sign our petition asking Governor O’Malley to stop the incinerator!  Let him know that our community is not a dumping ground. Call the Governor now at 410.974.3901 / 1.800.811.8336. 

Thank you for your support


Anthony Brown, Lt. Governor
Maryland Governor
Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland
Don't trash our community. Go green. Stop the incinerator!

Building the nations' largest trash burning incinerator less than a mile from our schools, recreation center, businesses, and homes is wrong.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Baltimore high school students stun school board with rap on environment

      Baltimore high school students stun school board with rap on environmental injustice!

      There is a plan to build the nations' largest incinerator less than a mile away from our schools here in Baltimore. Our community already has the most air pollution in Maryland and our lives are cut short because of where we were born.

    3. Making music to Stop the Incinerator!

      Free Your Voice by Leah N Drey

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    4. The Real News Investigates the Health Impacts of the Incinerator

      "Facts Don't Matter" Community Faces Health Risks from New Incinerator (3/4)

      Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice and Curtis Bay youth activist Destiny Watford talk about the high stakes fight against the country's largest incinerator under construction in Baltimore

    5. Free Your Voice - Stop the Incinerator Anthem!

      Free Your Voice Anthem by Double Impact

      Free Your Voice is a human rights committee of United Workers. We are a group of leaders, largely students, who work to understand our world and how we can build genuine unity to solve the problems we all face.

    6. March to Stop the Incinerator - Wednesday Dec 18th

      Join us on Wed Dec 18th at 3pm to raise our voice and call for Gov. O'Malley to Stop the Incinerator. We will be marching less than a mile from Benjamin Franklin High School to the site of the proposed incinerator. Check out our facebook event page and let us know you'll be there with us!

    7. New Stop the Incinerator Video

      We just finished up this video to tell the story of why our community is standing up against the plan to build the nations' largest incinerator less than a mile from our school. Check it out and share!


      Free Your Voice is a human rights committee of the United Workers. We are a group of students in Curtis Bay and Brooklyn joining together to advance Fair Development that puts community needs first. We are currently working to stop the nations' largest trash burning incinerator from being built less than a mile away from our school.

    8. Reached 1,500 signatures
    9. 1,000 Voices Strong!

      We are truly showing our unity as we surpass our initial goal of reaching 1,000 supporters calling for Governor O'Malley to stop the incinerator. We will keep going until our voices are truly heard and the incinerator is stopped.

    10. Reached 1,000 signatures
    11. The Call to Stop the Incinerator Continues!

      We have reached over 700 supporters and we want to thank every single person who is standing with us to stop the incinerator. We can do this together. Please check out our Facebook page - we'll be posting regular updates. Stay tuned for more ways to get involved! https://www.facebook.com/FreeYourVoiceGroup

    12. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Bryan Webster OWINGS MILLS, MD
      • 17 days ago

      I think that if the government is allowing pollution around our schools and public recreation services that we should tell them that there are acts to prevent this. If we get a lot of people to start protesting this we can get most of these polluting machines taken away.

    • Charles Alexander LUTHERVILLE, MD
      • 25 days ago

      This is not really "green".

    • Sherry Ward NEW MARKET, MD
      • 28 days ago

      Frederick, MD has postponed final decision on an incinerator. It is a poor financial, environmental, and health choice for maryland residents.

    • Nadine Grabania FRIENDSVILLE, MD
      • 5 months ago

      Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown,

      Please turn away from energy strategies that place Maryland communities at risk. Citizens in these neighborhoods—from Curtis Bay in Baltimore to the shale gas plays in Mountain Maryland—have the same right to a clean environment as do your families in the neighborhoods where you reside.

      How will you justify making communities ELSEWHERE in Maryland into victims in order to strengthen your friendships with Big Energy? Can you sleep soundly in your bed at night while others struggle to breathe?

    • Ruth Mundell WASHINGTON, DC
      • 5 months ago

      I grew up next to an oil pipeline and storage facility, smelling different types of fossil fuel every day. I developed asthma, and it's scary and has really limited my life - I cannot exercise as much as I'd like, or be outside on warm days. If this incinerator is built so close to all these people, it's no question that more Maryland children will develop asthma like I did. Please don't let that happen.

      Not only is this harmful to some of our most vulnerable citizens, but this incinerator is not needed - there is a much better way to deal with our trash!!! I work in the reuse and recycling industry, and my business has created 45 green jobs in the last 8 years by turning our waste stream into a resource stream. There is a huge potential to turn our state's waste stream into a resource stream for our local economy. Instead of making short-sighted, expensive, harmful choices, we can spend less money if we invest in recycling, reusing, composting, and waste reduction. Maryland knows how to lead the way on environmental innovations - let's do it in this case and move towards zero waste.

      Thank you.


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