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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Clean air with taxes, not regulations

Clean air with taxes, not regulations

Though the recent Supreme Court ruling against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's power plant emissions regulations was disappointing, I was happy to see The Sun emphasize the example our state has set by implementing strict anti-pollution laws in the article, "Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits" (June 29). Maryland has proven that protecting the environment does not hurt the economy. However, the article points out that local and state rules are not enough, given that two-thirds of our state's mercury pollution "is imported by prevailing winds from polluting facilities beyond the state's borders." To ensure a healthy environment...