Yellowstone National park is a national treasure, home to grizzly bears and some of the last herds of free-roaming bison. Every year, over 3 million people visit to see these animals, to watch Old Faithful blow its top, and to view the sunset over Yellowstone Falls.1
Unfortunately, dirty coal pollution is ruining the view. Haze from a nearby coal-fired plant makes it hard to enjoy these sunsets, or take in the majesty of the roaming bison herds.
Yellowstone is as special to Americans as baseball and apple pie, but coal executives are fighting the EPA’s plan to protect the park. They’d rather tarnish its beauty with toxic emissions than put pollution controls on a coal-fired power plant in Montana.
Yellowstone was America’s first National Park – founded in 1872. We need to make sure it stays as pristine now, as it was then. Strong pollution standards will ensure our kids and grandkids experience the park the way it was intended — clean, clear, and unspoiled.
Thanks for all you do for the environment,
Beyond Coal Campaign
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1Yellowstone National Park Reports, Annual Visitation (All Years), National Park Service Public Use Statistics Office. Accessed, March 29, 2012.