July 25, 2008

Bush to pollute Mesa Verde

Protect Mesa Verde cliff dwellingsIn my opinion, the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings are Colorado's greatest landmarks, which make an impression on thousands of tourists annually. However, their allure may wane in the near future as a result of damage from air pollution.

The 1977 amendment of the Clean Air Act was put into place to protect the air quality of various national parks. The amendment designated certain areas around the country as Class I areas, including Mesa Verde National Park, which receive the highest protection from air pollution.

However, now the EPA is trying to change the air regulations, which will ultimately lead to greater amounts of pollution in national parks. This attempt must be stopped if we want future generations to experience the pristine national parks that we can experience today.
Comment:  For more on Mesa Verde, see Colorado Trip Pix (Day 8).

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