Sunday, June 18, 2006

Smokey Mountains National Park

Will Smokey Mountains National Park go up in smoke?
Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the US made it on the "endangered" list. Ironically air pollution is the problem.

The 521,000-acre park, once called "place of blue smoke" by the Cherokees, can be reached within a day's drive by two-thirds of the US population.

The following article by Duncan Mansfield, AP Environmental writer gives insight into problems and possible solutions in the Smokey region. (Unfortunately, the Willmington Star removed the article and we can't link to it anymore).

Recommended additional readings about Smokey Mountains National Park.