American Lung Association to Host Telebriefing on Public Support of EPA’s Tier 3 Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Standards

Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2013)

WHAT: The American Lung Association is hosting a press telebriefing with Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette of Chicopee, Massachusetts to discuss the broad public support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Tier 3 standards for cleaner gasoline and vehicles.  Mayor Bissonnette will discuss the resolution he led through the U.S. Conference of Mayors on these standards.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. ET.

WHO: Paul Billings, Senior Vice President, American Lung Association Janice Nolen, Assistant Vice President of National Policy, American Lung Association Michael D. Bissonnette, Mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts.

HOW: For members of the media who want to participate in the telebriefing, contact Mary Havell McGinty for dial-in details at, 202-715-3459.

WHY: The American Lung Association and Mayor Bissonnette will discuss why EPA’s proposals to cleanup gasoline and tailpipe emissions (Tier 3 standards) are needed to improve public health. 


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