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State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality
State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality

Even though we've been enjoying spring's warmer breezes, the truth is that regardless of your Baltimore city or county ZIP code, we are all breathing contaminated air. This isn't just Baltimore's problem. Who knew that 85 percent of Marylanders breathe air that's never met the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ozone standards? Maryland is woefully behind on updating pollution controls at our ancient, coal-fired electricity plants. Gov. Larry Hogan's recent backpedaling on "smog regulations" ensures that we continue to breathe the worst air on the East Coast. Pulling the on-the-books power plant smog regulations and replacing them with...

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