Seeing the park land through the haze.
Congress in 1977 set a goal of reducing haze in large national parks and wilderness areas, but the Environmental Protection Agency, the Agriculture Department, and the Interior Department have been slow to carry out their responsibilities for reaching that goal, the report says. In particular, it faults current efforts to improve visibility by targeting just individual polluters, a tactic the National Park Service used in a recent case involving a coal-burning power plant near Grand Canyon National Park. The report calls instead for strategies that consider the various sources in a region that contribute to haze.
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|Title Annotation:||National Research Council reports air pollution diminishes visibility in national parks and wilderness areas|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 6, 1993|
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