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Two Fixes Aimed at Reducing Baltimore’s Crappy Air Pollution

Satellite image reveals air pollution over Mid-Atlantic region. Ohio Valley power plant emissions float to Baltimore. ©UCAR. Image by Alison Rockwell, NCAR, based on NASA satellite map.

Charm City’s air quality is so bad that we top the list for highest mortality rate from air pollution.  But, this isn’t just a bummer-our-air-quality-is-lousy-post. Have you heard of two proposed government initiatives (yes-that’s code for regulations) that may actually improve our city’s air quality? New EPA smog limits and the Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act sound kind of wonky, but these “big deal” policies can cut air pollution and hopefully better protect Baltimore’s citizens.