Charles J. "Buck" Miller, Jr. wrote a very poignant letter to the editor of the Baltimore Sun, which was published on August 26. Miller applauds the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for their support of a proposed waste-to-energy facility proposed to be built by Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland. He notes that their supprt of the waste-to-energy facility "not only shows their dedication to Carroll County's environmental future, but it also demonstrates their commitment to providing long-term cost savings and job benefits to the county's residents. The Waste-to-Energy project would employ an estimated 600 full-time skilled construction workers during the construction phase. Another 1,000 jobs in supporting industries would be created during that time as well, not to mention the 51 full-time employees the completed project would employ. An overall $260 million is estimated to be spent in the region by the vendor during the 2.5 year construction period. Once completed, the project is expected to spend about $12 million annually on area businesses." Not to mention, the proposed facility would reduce the county's waste bill by $230 million over thirty years. As Buck Miller concludes, "these benefits speak for themselves; Carroll County cannot afford to let an opportunity like this pass."