The biggest polluters

September 13, 2013

We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy next month, just as a new report reveals the biggest culprits for causing global warming and pollution, which scientists warn will bring even more extreme weather in the future ("The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change," Aug. 18).

Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center finds power plants are Maryland's single largest source of carbon pollution. Even as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative works to cut carbon pollution and transition Maryland to clean energy, power plants remain the single largest source of carbon pollution in America.

I urge Maryland's leaders to support limits on power plants' carbon pollution. Maryland's success with RGGI means we have an obligation to lead on cutting carbon. We can't afford to wait to act on climate, so it's critical that our representatives step up and support action now.

Talya Tavor, Baltimore

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