OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal plan to crack down on emissions from Texas coal-fired electrical generating plants that affect visibility at national parks and wilderness areas in three states has gained the backing of many who attended a recent public hearing.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s meeting Thursday in Oklahoma City was meant to obtain feedback after its plan for Texas utilities was released in November. The agency then partially rejected a Texas state plan for regional haze proposed in 2009.
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