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O'Malley to sign waste-to-energy bill

Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign a bill recognizing waste-to-energy trash incineration as renewable energy generation, disregarding pleas from environmental groups to veto it.

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Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 12:30pm EDT

O'Malley considering veto of trash bill

Gov. Martin O'Malley is considering requests to veto legislation that would provide financial incentives for electricity generation through waste-to-energy trash incinerators.

Tags: Martin O'Malley , Maryland House , Maryland Senate , Maryland House of Delegates

Saturday - 04/30/2011, 12:39pm EDT

Fairfax Co. executive backs purchase of waste-to-energy plant

Fairfax County can make money and keep better control over its own garbage and imported waste if it picks up the option to buy the Covanta waste-to-energy facility in Lorton, County Executive Anthony Griffin says.

Tags: Pat Herrity , Fairax County , Covanta Energy , Anthony Griffin , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 03:53pm EST

Fairfax Co. debates purchase of $400M waste-to-energy plant

Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin is poised to recommend the county buy a trash incinerator in Lorton.

Tags: Covanta Energy , Lorton , Anthony Griffin , Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce , Robby Demeria , Dominion Power , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Pat Herrity , Sharon Bulova , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 01/24/2011, 09:13pm EST

McDonnell talks trash after visiting Lorton plant

Currently, Covanta Energy's waste-to-energy facility handles a million tons of trash per year, producing enough electricity to power 80,000 homes. The energy created is the equivalent of about 500,000 barrels of oil per year.

Tags: Lorton , Covanta Energy , Bob McDonnell , Dominion Power , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 05:52pm EDT