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Pollution from coal-fired plants threatens us all [Letter]

Regarding your recent article on tougher pollution controls at coal-fired power plants, such restrictions should be required, not just proposed ("New coal plant pollution controls eyed," Oct. 13).

All Maryland residents should be concerned about air pollution and want stronger pollution controls for coal plants.

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The owners of our dirtiest plants want us to think that one good summer with fewer Code Orange days is reason to celebrate.

But as a parent of elementary school children who like to go outside and play — and who think that "Code Orange" is about the Orioles — I urge Maryland's leaders to adopt final regulations that require all coal plants to install and use the most advanced pollution-cutting technology available.

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There are more than 1.1 million children, 645,000 seniors and nearly half a million asthma sufferers in Maryland whose health is at greater risk because of air pollution.

I'm glad the Maryland Department of the Environment recognizes that we still have more work to do. Let's do it to protect our kids and our environment.

Cleo Manuel Stamatos

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