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  • Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]

    Maryland must do more for clean air [Letter]
    Fortunately for Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley has had the foresight to transition our state toward renewable energy sources for power generation. As a result of the passage of the Off-Shore Wind Bill and the veto of House Bill 1168, an anti-on-land wind bill, Governor O'Malley has established wind power as a viable and significant source of energy for Marylanders in the future. Nevertheless, Maryland now has one of the highest sources of air pollution in the East. The 2014 State of the Air Report released by the American Lung Association rates Baltimore City with the grades of F and D for ozone and fine particle pollution, respectively. Over 14,000 children and more than 44,000 adults suffer from asthma in Baltimore City — a condition known to be exacerbated by exposure to high levels of ozone and fine particle pollution. Pollution does not stop at jurisdictional boundaries either. Fully half of the counties in Maryland received the grade of F for Ozone pollution in the recent State of the Air Report. (The other counties could not be assessed due to insufficient data.)
  • CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]

    CO2 is not the real problem for Maryland [Commentary]
    While Maryland is well positioned for complying with Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary carbon regulations, mandating a 30 percent nationwide reduction in CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030, those proposed regulations by themselves will do...

    Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem

    Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem
    Air quality has improved a lot in Maryland and nationwide over the past 15 years, according to a new report, but summertime smog levels in Harford and Prince George's counties are still among the worst in the country. Despite strides made virtually...

    Breathing easier [Editorial]

    The American Lung Association's latest ranking for U.S. cities with the worst air pollution rates the Baltimore-Washington area ninth worst for ground-level ozone, exceeded only by smog-shrouded regions of California and Texas. No other community on the...

    'Vapor' shops multiply as e-cigarette use grows

    'Vapor' shops multiply as e-cigarette use grows
    The air is alive with perhaps a dozen sweet scents at Kahuna Vapor in Ellicott City, customers adding to the aroma with every vaporous exhalation. They're not smoking. They're "vaping" — using a battery-powered electronic cigarette that heats...