12 Apr '18, 9pm

President Trump just told the EPA to undermine two critical clean air protections for national parks.

Directive looks to undermine air pollution rules for national parks. #{image.caption} Great Smoky Mountain National Park WASHINGTON – President Trump today signed a memorandum directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to undermine two critical clean air protections for national parks. The memo, among other things, directs the EPA to weaken requirements for two critical Clean Air Act rules, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and the Regional Haze Rule. Both rules are essential to protecting national parks ecosystems, visitors and surrounding communities from air pollution generated by coal-fired power plants and other sources. The following is a statement by Stephanie Kodish, Clean Air Program Director at National Parks Conservation Association: “Today’s move is just the latest in what have been far too many steps by the administration t...

Full article: https://www.npca.org/articles/1809-administration-moves-t...

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