NEWS: State of Utah, utility company challenging EPA regulations to reduce haze at national parks

Sept 02 2016

The state of Utah and the utility company PacifiCorp are fighting a federal mandate that aims to reduce pollution at national parks.

The two entities filed separate petitions for review — the first step in an appeal — with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday and Friday.

In July, the Environmental Protection Agency adopted a regional haze plan to improve visibility by reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide. The federal plan would require the installation of more pollution controls at two Utah coal-fired power plants in Hunter and Huntington, believed to be contributing to haze in Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon, Black Canyon, Arches, Zion, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef national parks.

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