Jackie Noblett of Mass High Tech wrote a story highlighting efforts to remove the regulatory moratorium on new waste-to-energy capacity in Massachusetts. There is no legitimate basis to place a moratorium on waste-to-energy facilities. The stringent state permitting and siting processes exist to ensure that only facilities that meet certain criteria can be built. Arbitrarily prohibiting local governments from considering waste-to-energy limits their options and increases costs and risks associated with exporting large amounts of waste to neighboring states. Waste-to-energy plants should not be subject to an arbitrary moratorium. Rather, all facilities should be treated equally and subject to the same reviews.