Monday, December 08, 2003

Concerned about the fact that Anne Arundel County has some of the worst air quality in the nation? Attend the Clean Energy Town Hall Meeting at the Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 101 on December 10, from 7:00-8:30pm. Check out Chesapeake Climate Action Network for more details.

Not concerned? You should be.

Maryland ranks 5th in the nation for poor air quality. Over 96% of Maryland’s electricity comes from dirty, dangerous, non-renewable energy sources and over 70% of that energy comes from coal, oil, and gas. As a result, emissions from those sources send 3,900 Maryland area residents to the emergency room every summer; contribute 37 million tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, and deposit several tons of toxic mercury and nitrogen into the Chesapeake Bay.

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