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Gambling could make Ocean City greener, cleaner

I just returned from Ocean City, where the trash cans tell us to "please leave only your footprints." But two summers ago the local city council decided to stop recycling due to a $2 million annual deficit. I pick up the newspaper and read "Maryland Live casino hits jackpot," (July 4) and see where $28.5 million was made in the first month.

All year, I have read about the millions of dollars in profits from Maryland casinos. With all these millions being tossed around, do you think the governor or some politician could at least suggest that $2 million be used to subsidize the recycling efforts of the number one resort area of the state?

We, the citizens of Maryland should be outraged about the loss of recycling in Ocean City, and we all know where the money could come from.

David McClure, Bel Air

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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