Following the fire at the Covanta Waste-to-Energy plant, that began on February 12, 2023, City of Doral leadership and residents united to ask for action from the Miami-Dade County (MDC) Board of Commissions.
Following the fire at the Covanta Waste-to-Energy plant, that began on February 12, 2023, City of Doral leadership and residents united to ask for action from the Miami-Dade County (MDC) Board of County Commissions. At the recent MDC Commission Meeting, Mayor Christi Fraga, Doral Councilmembers and concerned citizens attended and spoke during public comments, imploring the Commissioners to find solutions that will remove the Covanta plant from Doral. After speaking to their experience with the fire and affects it had on their health and wellness, and waiting for several hours for the item to be discussed, the MDC Board of County Commissioners rescinded the hasty vote they took last year that would’ve resulted in a new plant being built near the current one, still in the City of Doral.
This is a step in the right direction as they will now be evaluating other locations to possibly move the plant outside of our community. At the March Doral Council Meeting, Mayor Fraga and Council approved additional measures to aid in these efforts that include the creation of a petition and hiring of experts to also look at viable options, both of which will be instrumental in helping Doral succeed in having the plant moved. There is still much to do and it will require the community to remain united, active and engaged. We ask that you continue to follow the City of Doral on social media and visiting www.cityofdoral.com/wastefire for updates and calls to action as this process is ongoing. Thank you, Doral!
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