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Haze in the Grand Canyon.
(Photo courtesy of Adrian Block)
case January 19, 2021

Protecting The Southwest’s Iconic Parks From Dirty Air

Haze is a major problem in national parks and wilderness areas, created in part by coal plants and other heavy industries that emit air pollution that obscures scenic views from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone and beyond. Congress directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up industrial sources of haze pollution in our nation’s…

Press Release January 19, 2021

Conservation Groups Challenge EPA’s Reversal on Utah Regional Haze Plan

Lawsuit seeks to reinstate heightened requirements for pollution controls on twin coal-fired plants. Groups will also ask Biden administration to reconsider

Document October 21, 2014

Decision: Court Approves Flawed EPA Air Pollution Plan for “Scenic Landscape” States

Coal-fired power plants over Colorado Plateau will continue to pollute

Haze obscures the view at Canyonlands National Park.
(Photo courtesy of Jeremy Michael)
Press Release October 21, 2014

Court Approves Flawed EPA Air Pollution Plan for “Scenic Landscape” States

Coal-fired power plants over Colorado Plateau will continue to pollute

Document March 31, 2014

Wyoming Haze Petition

Press Release March 31, 2014

Conservation Groups Push for Long Overdue Air Pollution Controls at Wyoming’s Coal Plants

Local residents and groups appeal to federal court for clean air standards

Document January 25, 2013

Decision: Albuquerque

Document January 25, 2013

Decision: New Mexico

Document January 25, 2013

Decision: Utah

Document January 25, 2013

Decision: Wyoming

Document January 25, 2013

Petition for Review: Albuquerque

Document January 25, 2013

Petition for Review: New Mexico

Document January 25, 2013

Petition for Review: Utah

Document January 25, 2013

Petition for Review: Wyoming

Press Release January 25, 2013

Flawed EPA Air Pollution Plan for “Scenic Landscape” States Challenged by Clean Air Advocates

New federal policy allows some coal-fired power plants to continue spewing haze-causing emissions