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Beyond Coal Maryland

Mid-Atlantic’s last two large coal-burning plants to either install modern pollution safeguards or a commitment to retire their coal units are in Maryland. The Charles P. Crane and Herbert A. Wagner coal plants in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties have threaten public health in the area for decades. Pollution from these plants puts Baltimore area kids at risk where they play outside, including public parks, recreation areas and over 100 schools in the region, as well as residential areas and parts of Baltimore’s downtown business district.

The goal of the Maryland Beyond Coal Campaign is to establish an environment in Maryland in which all Marylanders can breathe healthy air and drink clean water, positioning our state in an area that we can move away from dirty fossil fuels while simultaneously encouraging our state to move towards renewable energy, like offshore wind, solar and increase energy efficiency.