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Save Yellowstone National Park from dirty coal pollution

Josh Nelson, CREDO Action

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June 12, 2012

Tell the EPA: Protect Yellowstone from dirty coal pollution.


Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular outdoor places in the United States and was the world's first national park, but it is increasingly threatened by air pollution from the nearby dirty Colstrip coal plant in Montana.

The Clean Air Act requires that the Environmental Protection Agency take common-sense steps to reduce this pollution and protect national treasures like Yellowstone, but EPA's proposed plan falls far short of what is necessary.

The EPA is now accepting public comments on its weak regional haze plan — and it needs to know that Americans expect the agency to do more to clear the air at Yellowstone and throughout the region.

Tell the Environmental Protection Agency: Protect Yellowstone National Park from dirty air pollution. Click here to submit a public comment now.

Unfortunately, it isn't just national parks like Yellowstone that are suffering the consequences of the Colstrip plant's coal pollution. Soot and haze pollution from coal plants also causessignificant damage to our health — including breathing problems, throat irritation and even premature death.1

The three million people who visit Yellowstone each year, and those who live in the region, shouldn't have their health damaged by this coal plant, but unless the EPA strengthens its plan, that will continue to be the case.

The plan the EPA has proposed would effectively let the Colstrip coal plant off the hook, allowing it to continue operating without modern pollution controls that are commonly used in other states.

We can't allow that to happen — and a strong outpouring of public comments in the next few days will make it more likely that the EPA strengthens the plan before it is finalized.

Click below to submit a comment to the EPA telling it to do more to reduce air pollution at Yellowstone National Park:

Thanks for fighting to protect Yellowstone National Park.

Josh Nelson, Campaign Manager

CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. Health Effects of Ozone in the General Population, Environmental Protection Agency

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