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March 15, 2014

Join Cardin in effort to place limits on carbon emissions

Sen. Benjamin Cardin’s statement, as “Water levels are increasing. Representing a coastal state like Maryland, we see that. We see the impact of (global warming),” was a clear sign that he understands the urgency of addressing global warming.

Given the PR campaign by the dirty energy industry to spread junk science and deny climate change, elected officials making statements like this is critically important. The next step is acting, and that means cleaning up our power plants — America’s No. 1 source of carbon pollution — and shifting to more clean energy like wind, solar, and energy efficiency.

President Obama is moving forward with a new climate action plan to limit carbon from power plants, but he’ll need the support of Marylanders to make that happen.

I urge more of Maryland’s elected leaders, to join Sen. Cardin and support strong limits on carbon from power plants so that we can protect our children’s future from the worst impacts of global warming.

Talya Tavor, field organizer

Environment Maryland

Baltimore

 

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