News advisory: Cleaner Air Across America – for Less than a Penny?!

Report to spell out need for cleaner passenger vehicles and gasoline

(October 28, 2011)

We've come a long way since the old Model T sputtered and spewed smoke. Today's cars are cleaner than ever.

But they still pollute too much. Contaminants in gasoline translate into tailpipe emissions. Dirty gasoline also limits the pollution-control potential of new cars, pickups and SUVs.

But there is an answer. And it will cost less than you might think. And it can create jobs in the process. To learn more, please join us at an October 31 luncheon briefing. State and local air regulators will join health, environmental and business groups to unveil a new report that will spell out both the need for cleaner gasoline and new passenger vehicle pollution standards – and the amazing potential for cleaner air from coast to coast.

Yes, every state in the nation would benefit!

Who: --American Lung Association
--Clean Air Watch
--D.C. Department of the Environment
--Environmental Defense Fund
--Manufacturers of Emission Control Association
--National Association of Clean Air Agencies

When: Monday , October 31, 2011 12:30 p.m. EST [Lunch served]
Where: Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Room 383-385.
Call-in# Press Only--1-866-365-4406; Access code—6247864#.
Contact: Bill Becker at (202) 624-7864 bbecker@4cleanair.org or Frank O'Donnell at (202) 558-3527 or 202-302-2065 (cell)