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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