The burden of pollution is unfairly placed largely on poor and minority communities where many of the polluting power plants and industries are located.
Destiny Watford, Free Your Voice, speaks against a proposed incinerator at Curtis Bay, an area already suffering from air pollution. Watford won an environmental award for her opposition to the plant.
Chris Yoder testifies before the Maryland Department of the Environment about how relaxing air pollution regulations for Coal fired power plants violates conservative values and economic principles.
Dr. Alfred Bartlett testifies that to adopt revised regulations for coal burning power plants in Maryland would not serve the health of Marylander’s. He asked that the state adopt either implement the more stringent regulations passed earlier, or approve even stronger regulations.
Miranda Kosten asks the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to strenghten their proposed emission regulations for coal burning power plants. Kosten wants to protect children from the air pollution which can make it unsafe for them to play outdoors.
Sabrina S. Fu talks about the need to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources during her testimony before the Maryland Department of the Environment. Fu was asking the department to strengthen their proposed regulations to help improve health and the environment.
Tricia Sheehan, Mom’s Clean Air Force Eastern Field Director, tells the Maryland Department of the Environment how her children have suffered from air pollution and urged the department to make emission limits more stringent than those they have proposed.
A recent study from MIT estimates that pollution from coal fired power plants kill 1885 people a year in Maryland. In Baltimore, the study estimates that we dig 475 early graves each year for those who succumb to pollution from … Continued
The new standards would push companies to meet emission standards at each plant and require plants to use pollution control equipment throughout the summer smog season. The council put off their vote on adopting the standards until October. The full … Continued