We Need Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Now

On March 29, 2013, EPA proposed stricter standards for gasoline and cars, light trucks and SUVs.  Motor vehicles are cleaner than they used to be, but they are still a major source of toxic air pollution that can make you sick. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now must set new health protections that will reduce this pollution by cleaning up gasoline and setting stronger limits on tailpipe emissions for vehicles.

Cars, light trucks, and SUVs emit harmful air pollutants that mix together to form ozone smog. Smog and soot pollution can make it difficult to breathe, trigger asthma attacks, worsen lung and heart health, and shorten lives.

These new standards will significantly cut air pollution from vehicles on our roads, help protect public health and encourage innovation. The result would be like taking 33 million cars off the road, and these benefits can be achieved for a penny or less per gallon of gasoline.

Communities near roadways and highways across the nation need relief from dangerous air pollution from motor vehicles. Please submit a comment to EPA and tell them to put these standards in place by the end of this year.


  • Robert Perciasepe


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