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.
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.
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Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]