Texas spars with EPA over air pollution haze at National Parks

The view from Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas, is often obscured by haze from both local and regional air pollution sources. Credit: Martha Pskowski/Inside Climate News.


Texas remains in a fight with the EPA over its plan to reduce haze from air pollution at National Parks.

The Environmental Protection Agency a few months ago overruled the Texas plan for the haze reduction, adding fuel to critics who said the state plan to cut sulfur emissions at coal plants a “do nothing” strategy.

What Texas is fighting is the EPA’s move to force six power plants to slash their emissions by 80,000 tons. The Biden administration wants the state to do more in reduction of pollution and protection for the national parks such as Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend reported Inside Climate News.

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