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MD Needs An Air Pollution Plan That Works

Our Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) developed regulations to limit dangerous and deadly air pollution from coal-fired power plants that threatens the health of our families. But that plan is now at risk, as corporate polluters are working to roll back the strong protections initially proposed. Our families deserve a plan that will ensure all Marylanders have safe air to breathe. In order to protect our families from dangerous and deadly pollution, we need to make sure MDE holds polluters accountable instead of letting them off the hook.

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Moms, Docs, and Kids Call On MDE For Healthy Air

Posted on July 13, 2015
As six year-old Tal Kosten stood before the audience, his mother Maranda described the difficulty of explaining air pollution to her children after a trip to the pool was cancelled during a code orange air quality alert three weeks ago. How, Maranda posed, does a parent protect their child when the very air they breathe is harmful? Parents can protect against the sun with sunscreen, but there is no way to filter the air other than forcing children to stay inside.