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The Future of the Acid Rain Program

2010 April 29

In 1980, as an intern with the House Natural Resources Committee, I spent hours summarizing legislative proposals to address acid rain, an issue captivating public consciousness. Thirty years later, I can see the great progress we’ve made and, along with hard-working EPA staff, I’m pleased to spread the word about that progress.

On April 8, we launched the 20th Anniversary Acid Rain Program Discussion Forum to talk about what we’ve been doing to address acid rain over the past 20 years and to create a space for open dialogue on this issue. I encourage everyone to check out the discussion forum posts to learn about the large emission reductions and high compliance rates we’ve seen under the program. You’ll also find information about improvements in air quality and human health, recovering ecosystems, and improved visibility in our parks…

To finish reading this post check out EPA’s Greenversations Blog here.

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  1. June 15, 2010

    I lived at the now former Plattsburgh Air Force Base in upstate New York in the late 80s and remember acid rain being a real problem especially for breeding common loons on Adirondack lakes.

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