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New EPA rules a reminder that climate change affects us all [Letter]

The Environmental Protection Agency's new proposed limits on carbon pollution from power plants is a reminder that climate change affects all of us in different ways ("Carbon rules can work," June 2).

I can't remember the number of times that large storms have left me and thousands of others without electricity, or the countless times that hurricanes have badly damaged houses in my neighborhood. There has yet to be a year when a massive tree has not caused damage during a storm, whether it is a branch crushing a car or an entire tree splitting a house in two.

The National Climate Assessment, released in May, recognized today's impacts with the statement, "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present."

This announcement is a huge win for the health of our families and our environment. I'll be counting on Gov. Martin O'Malley to step up to the plate and lead the implementation of these first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants and continue to support our health and environment.

Jack Sears, Potomac

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