With an eye to lifting the haze that hangs over Big Bend National Park and other federal parks and wilderness areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new air pollution standards Wednesday for Texas — one of a handful of states that had continued to resist government efforts to cut down on the release of visibility-impairing sulfur dioxide.
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