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Do a little, save a lot!

Did you know that the average adult breathes about 20,000 times each day and that both children and the elderly face a greater risk of being affected by air pollution, as do people with heart, respiratory or other ailments. Our daily use of electricity and fuel contributes to air pollution. That means the choices we make every day can directly affect air quality and our health.

Clean Air Tip of the Week

For the week of August 17, 2014:
By now, you more than likely heard of the new rules (from EPA and NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) requiring vehicle manufacturers to increase the fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles by model year 2017. How do they plan to meet the requirements? Manufacturers will use a variety of technologies [exit DNR] including new air conditioning systems, advancements in engines and transmissions, vehicle weight reduction, and better aerodynamics to comply with the new standards. It is estimated that these technologies will save approximately 2 billion metric tons [exit DNR] of greenhouse gas emissions over the life of the vehicles.

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Last revised: Monday August 18 2014