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Coal is a people-killer [Letter]
Coal is a people-killer [Letter]

Coal-fired power plants are the greatest source of greenhouse gas in America ("Carbon rules can work," June 2). Neighboring West Virginia extracts 90 percent of its power from coal alone, and there are eight active coal units in Maryland that violate the EPA's requirements for the filtering of sulfur dioxide, smog-inducing nitrogen oxide and other toxic emissions. Maryland is in soot soup! Not surprisingly, there are 34 deaths per million asthma cases in Baltimore. Twenty-eight percent of city high school students claim diagnosis (national average was 20 percent in 2007). We have one of the highest pediatric hospitalization rates in the nation. How long would you hold your...

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