Don't Remove Clean Air Protections for Southwestern National Parks!

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands NP. © Bcbounders |

Believe it or not, Utah lawmakers want to permanently eliminate a critical plan to clean up coal plants in Utah that are polluting eight national parks in Utah, Colorado and Arizona. These parks include the Grand Canyon, Arches and Zion, which are among the most popular in the nation. Their stunning landscapes are threatened by dirty air that is bad for public health and causes hazy views.

There’s a plan underway requiring these coal plants to clean up. But members of the Utah congressional delegation in Washington, including Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch, want to deny these national parks and their visitors clean air by permanently repealing the plan to clean up the pollution.

We need your help now to stop this attack to eliminate that commonsense plan -- please take action below to tell your senators and representatives that removing clean air protections for Southwestern national parks is unacceptable! National parks unite us -- please defend them.


  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative


Stop the attack on clean air in national parks!

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am shocked to learn of the proposed resolutions in Congress that would permanently eliminate the commonsense plan to improve the air quality in our national parks across the Southwest. Undermining clean air for our parks is unacceptable, and you should reject the bills that would do just that, SJ. Res. 38 and HJ. Res. 87.

Clean air and scenic views are what I expect when visiting national parks, and these qualities draw millions of people from around the world. I fully support the plan that requires Rocky Mountain Power to apply time-tested and cost-effective technology to clean up Utah's oldest and dirtiest coal plants facilities that are currently polluting eight national parks in the region.

Please reject the Congressional Review Act resolutions SJ. Res. 38 and HJ. Res. 87 that could allow these coal plants to keep polluting Southwestern national park air. Take a stand for our national parks there is simply nothing more American that unites us.

Your support is critical to stopping this attack.

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