Things Have Started to Change
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the government
agency responsible for protecting the environment throughout
the nation. EPA runs an Acid Rain Program to reduce the amount
of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide gases in the air, the
two primary causes of acid rain.
Since the program began, there has been less sulfur dioxide
in the air in the United States. Hopefully,
the plants and animals throughout the country—particularly
in the northeastern forests where acid rain has hit the hardest—will
soon begin to recover.
To learn more about EPA's Acid Rain Program, ask an adult
to help you follow this link to our Web site: https://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/arp.
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