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8/19/2003
Clearing the Air

Public Health Threats from Cars and Heavy Duty Vehicles- Why We Need to Protect Federal Clean Air Laws

Nearly half of all Americans are breathing unhealthy air, and air quality in dozens of metropolitan areas has actually gotten worse over the last decade according to a new report from the Surface Transportation Policy Project. The study names transportation as a major contributor to air pollution nationwide, and calls on Congress to protect and strengthen clean air laws and funding. Lawmakers will soon vote on legislation that could undermine clean air protections and slash funding for transportation alternatives that reduce traffic and air pollution including rail, buses and bikeways.

The new report, Clearing the Air, Public Health Threats from Cars and Heavy Duty Vehicles - Why We Need to Protect Federal Clean Air Laws ranks metropolitan areas by the highest number of days of unhealthy air pollution levels.

Click here to read the press release (html) (Click here for acrobat format)

Click here to read the executive summary (html) (Click here for acrobat format)

Click here to print the report (acrobat)

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Click here for a statement from the American Lung Association (acrobat)

Click here for a statement from the League of United Latin American Citizens (acrobat)

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