EPA Misses Deadlines In Reducing Pollution Haze Over National Parks, Wilderness Areas

SEATTLE — More than 30 years after Congress set a goal of clearing the pollution-caused haze that obscures scenic vistas at some of America’s wildest and most famous natural places, progress is still slow in coming.Saturday marks the d…

SEATTLE — More than 30 years after Congress set a goal of clearing the pollution-caused haze that obscures scenic vistas at some of America’s wildest and most famous natural places, progress is still slow in coming.

Saturday marks the deadline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to approve most state plans aimed at curbing pollution from coal-fired power plants and industrial sources to improve visibility at 156 national parks and wilderness areas such as Shenandoah, Mount Rainier and the Grand Canyon.

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