The state additionally ought to set new guidelines for landfills, EIP stated. The perfect within the nation are in California, the place all landfills that produce a sure stage of gasoline should set up a gasoline assortment and management system, in response to the nonprofit. If those self same guidelines, created in 2010, had been utilized in Maryland, 28 of the state’s 40 municipal strong waste landfills that produce gases must set up techniques. MDE would additionally do nicely to rethink how a lot gasoline is required to supply a flare, given up to date expertise, EIP stated. That might rope in as many as 38 landfills, in response to the researchers.