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Smoky Mountain Pollution

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Smoky Mountain Pollution The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the crown jewel of the United States Park system getting more annual visitors than any other park in America. But it's also one of the most polluted places in North Carolina. What were once nearly 100 mile views are often reduced to a quarter of that in haze from smog and other air pollutants. National Park authorities say a recent proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency would threaten the Park even more. We'll look at the current health of America's most popular national park and what can be done to protect it. Guests Don Barger - Regional Director, Southeast Region of the National Parks Conservation Association Laura Boothe - Environmental Program Supervisor III for the North Carolina Division of Air Quality Thomas Williams - Director of External Relations at Duke Energy Add and read comments