Friday 16 April 2010

EPA blog discusses acid rain

The EPA has announced the creation of a blog focusing on acid rain as part of a monthlong discussion of its Acid Rain Program, which has been in existence for 20 years. According to the announcement, starting April 8th and ending on April 29th, the EPA will post daily to inform and engage the public in an interactive web discussion. Topics will include an overview of acid rain and its effects, a description of the Acid Rain Program’s cap and trade policy, an explanation of how EPA monitors power plant emissions, and how air and water quality monitoring data are used to measure environmental improvements. The EPA is hosting the month-long online discussion to "celebrate the significant progress its Acid Rain Program has made to reduce emissions of harmful pollutants from the electric power industry".

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