Clearing Big Bend Air Will Take 146 Years

Clearing Big Bend Air Will Take 146 Years

“The thick brown haze that hovers over the massive national park on warm days has been a problem for at least two decades, according to those who live in the area.

Federal and state environmental officials agree that the cloud of pollution, caused by factories and power plants hundreds or thousands of miles away in the U.S. and Mexico, is a problem that needs to be cleaned up.
The EPA’s plan, which also includes reducing haze in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park in West Texas by 2081, does not call for any pollution reductions for Texas facilities. It was unanimously approved by the commission’s three-member board last month.
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