FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A state Senate committee has rejected a bill that would have blocked construction of a proposed trash incinerator near a Civil War battlefield just south of Frederick.
The action effectively kills an effort by local Republican Sen. Alex Mooney to prevent Frederick County from building a $527 million incinerator in an industrial park near the Monocacy National Battlefield.
The incinerator would burn trash from Frederick and Carroll counties to generate electricity and conserve landfill space.
The bill would have barred new, large-scale incinerators within a mile of national parks.
The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee voted 6-3 Friday to give the bill an unfavorable report.