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Jul 13, 2007

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Location:United States

New EPA Rule Means More Pollution for Parks

Al Gore knows it. The polar bears know it. All the world knows--Global Warming is happening. Now that we've come to grips with it, everyone is doing their part. Everyone, that is, except the EPA. In fact, instead of working to curb global warming and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants, EPA is trying to make it easier for them to set up shop near our national parks. EPA's proposed rule would invite coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution into our national parks and other treasured places. Take a minute to tell the EPA just what you think about this proposed rule. Take action!

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Docket ID #EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0888/Pollution in national parks

Dear Administrator Johnson,

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I am writing in regards to the proposed change to rules regarding air pollution in Class I areas. I was very disappointed to hear that the EPA is proposing a change that would give coal-fired power plants and other polluters the green light to increase emissions in national parks, wildlife refuges, and wilderness areas that have Class I protection.

In 1977, Congress amended the Clean Air Act to provide certain lands with the greatest level of clean air protection, realizing the importance of keeping these areas free of significant air pollution. Unfortunately, these proposed rules would be in direct conflict with the law. They would allow companies to submit inaccurate estimates of existing pollution in order to justify new pollution. The result would be more power plants emitting more pollution into Class I areas.

I urge you NOT to adopt this proposed rule. It would be in direct violation of the Clean Air Act, and more importantly it could have devastating effects on natural resources for generations to come. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
[Your name]
[Your address]

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