Air Pollution

Clean up Maryland's coal-fired plants

Clean up Maryland's coal-fired plants

I was extremely disappointed to see that one of Gov. Larry Hogan's first acts as new governor was to cancel already approved regulations that would help clean up our state's dirtiest coal-fired power plants.

As op-ed writers Dana M. Stein, Shirley Nathan-Pulliam and Laurel Peltier recently noted, Maryland has the worst air quality on the East Coast because its coal plants have not adopted existing technology that would scrub their exhausts ("State 'smog regulations' ensure bad air quality," May 17).

Mr. Hogan was elected because his opponent, former Lt. Gov. Anthony...