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Antonin Scalia

Let them breathe smog

Let them breathe smog

Over the last few months, Marylanders yearning for cleaner air — in a state where air quality is reckoned to be the worst on the East Coast — have had their hopes dashed not once but twice. Shortly after assuming office, our incoming Gov. Larry Hogan scrapped the Maryland Department of the Environment's rulings that would have required coal-fired power plants to either install and use scrubbers, jettison coal in favor of a cleaner technology or shut down operations to reduce emissions of nitric oxide and sulphur dioxide ("Advocates urge Maryland to reinstate smog curb on power plants," June 29). Then, as a Sun editorial noted,the U.S. Supreme Court blocked...