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Maryland Democrats, environment and health advocates call on EPA to maintain Obama-era emissions goals

Maryland Democrats, environment and health advocates call on EPA to maintain Obama-era emissions goals

After President Donald Trump’s administration said this fall it would repeal a set of goals to cut power plant emissions across the country, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh asked the EPA to hold a hearing on the potential impacts of that decision in the state.

The Environmental Protection Agency responded that Marylanders could join a hearing in West Virginia.

So on Thursday, Frosh and Democratic leaders of the General Assembly gathered environmental, health and community advocates to listen to their concerns about the repeal — and forward them on to the EPA.

“We’re here this afternoon because we believe Marylanders have an important story to tell about clean power...

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