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New EPA Rules Imperil Parks, Critics Say

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New EPA Rules Imperil Parks, Critics Say

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New EPA Rules Imperil Parks, Critics Say

New EPA Rules Imperil Parks, Critics Say

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Coal-fired power plants could affect wildlife in parks, say opponents to the new clean air rules. Elizabeth Shogren/NPR hide caption

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Coal-fired power plants could affect wildlife in parks, say opponents to the new clean air rules.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is working on new clean air rules that would allow coal-fired power plants to be built closer to national parks.

It's part of an effort by the Bush administration to put looser environmental regulations in place before leaving office.