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letters | DEFENDING NEW RULES ON COAL

Dirty power hurts Mass.

MASSACHUSETTS CAN no longer afford to be put at risk by unrestrained pollution from coal-fired power plants. The new rules proposed by the EPA are historic steps to help keep our state carbon and mercury free. The effects of burning coal have severe impacts in Massachusetts: according to the Clean Air Task Force, there were more than 200 deaths related to coal plants in the Commonwealth in 2010.

Despite the claim of John Sununu that regulating mercury and carbon emissions will harm our economy, this is just not the case. For clean air in Massachusetts, support the new regulations.

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Patrick Stanton

Environment Massachusetts

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