A Baltimore energy company accused in 2019 of incinerating the bodies of aborted infants has been forced to pay nearly $2 million in fines after pleading guilty to dozens of environmental violations following an investigation that predated the alleged discovery of aborted remains.
On Tuesday, the Office of Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown said Baltimore-based energy and waste company Curtis Bay Energy took a plea agreement, pleading guilty to 40 counts connected to the “systemic, improper, and unsafe handling, transport, and disposal of insufficiently incinerated special medical waste,” CBS News reported.
The company was fined $1 million in state penalties for the criminal violations and will also be required to pay $750,000 to a Supplemental Environmental Fund.
The fines amount to one of the largest penalties in an environmental criminal case the state has ever seen.
A spokesperson for the attorney general said that employees of the energy company had previously raised the alarm after noticing “insufficiently burned special medical waste such as red bags, surgical gloves, medical supplies, bedding, and more.”
“Red bag” waste is another term for biohazardous waste, which can include human blood, tissue, and organs. Curtis Bay was not specifically charged with burning the remains of aborted babies, as pro-life activists have alleged they have done.
Last year, pro-life advocates made headlines for shockingly claiming to have recovered the bodies of more than 100 aborted babies from a box they said was set to go to the energy company to be incinerated and turned into energy for the city.
Terrisa Bukovinac and Lauren Handy with the secular anti-abortion group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) said they received a box allegedly containing the bodies of 115 aborted babies on March 25, 2022, from a truck driver who was loading boxes from the notorious Washington Surgi-Center abortion clinic run by infamous abortionist Cesare Santangelo.
Bukovinac and Handy said the truck driver gave them the box, which they told The Daily Wire was “covered in labels” from Curtis Bay, after they explained they wanted to give the aborted babies inside a “proper burial” and funeral.
They said the box also contained five “extremely late-term” babies, in addition to the remains of many younger babies, and was on its way to Curtis Bay’s incineration facility for disposal.
In a later press conference, PAAU activist Missy Smith alleged that Curtis Bay had been receiving the remains of aborted babies, collected as “medical waste,” and then incinerating them as part of a process that creates energy for the city.
In a since-deleted entry on its website, Curtis Bay explained that it “utilizes Waste-to-Energy incineration to safely convert infectious/biomedical waste and non-hazardous pharmaceuticals into useful energy.”