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The impact of climate change affects us all [Letter]

This weekend, international leaders and more than 100,000 concerned citizens will converge on New York City seeking solutions to the problem of climate change. I'll be there.

I'm marching because I'm 22 years-old and it is my generation that will deal with the choices that are made today. The actions of this weekend must be translated into real action on climate change.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a Clean Power Plan that will, for the first time, put national limits on carbon pollution from power plants. It will be the largest single step that any country has taken in fighting global warming and will position the U.S. as global leader in protecting our environment.

The reality is that we are already feeling the impact of climate change with every rain storm and flash flood. We need to address the root of the problem: The power plants that are our nation's largest contributor to the carbon pollution that leads to global warming.

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The EPA is taking public comments on the Clean Power Plan, so even if you can't join us in New York this weekend, please speak up and make your voice heard.

Bailey Rehnberg, Baltimore

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To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

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