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Increase the state's investment in clean, renewable energy
Increase the state's investment in clean, renewable energy

Most of us don't think much about the energy we use every day. We flip the switch and the lights come on — like magic. But the energy we rely on has to be generated by something. And how we generate that energy has a direct bearing on health, environmental and economic conditions in Baltimore and across Maryland. Dirty energy generated by plants burning coal and oil causes harmful air pollution, contaminates our water and makes us sick. Coal power plants emit dangerous levels of mercury, sulfur dioxide and arsenic, which are linked to heart disease, lung disease and premature death. Already, 85 percent of Maryland residents live in areas where their air is unsafe to breathe,...

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