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Mike Ewall, '11, in Baltimore Sun - Battling for Environmental Justice

Wednesday, November 21, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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Mike Ewall, '11, and the Baltimore Incinerator, the 10th largest in the U.S., as seen from Middle Branch Park. (Photo credit: Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)

Kudos to Mike Ewall, '11, quoted by the Baltimore Sun on the effort to pass "an ordinance introduced before Baltimore City Council on Monday (which) would require an incinerator that burns much of the region’s household trash to drastically reduce its emissions of dangerous pollutants — regulations that could force it to shut down."

Mike is quoted later in the article:

"A group called the Energy Justice Network has been leading a push to reduce waste in the city, and thus eliminate the need for trash incineration. Mike Ewall, the group's director, said his aim is to clean up the air, and if the ordinance’s stringent demands mean that the incinerator shuts down, “we won’t be upset about that.”

“It makes sure they’re continuously monitoring so we’re not just guessing what’s going into the air,” he said. “People have the right to know.”

Ewall, the founder and Executive Director of the national Energy Justice Network, has battled for environmental justice for communities of color from coast to coast since before he attended UDC Law. Among numerous activities, the organization is "mapping all of the existing, proposed, closed and defeated dirty energy and waste facilities in the US" and "building a network of community groups to fight the facilities and the corporations behind them."

 


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