New clean fuel standards will cut pollution and reduce health impacts, especially for at-risk populations near busy roads

Summit County Citizens Voice

EPA to hold hearings on Tier 3 standards

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — With more and more studies showing that tailpipe pollution from cars and trucks is linked to serious chronic illnesses, conservation groups hailed last week’s EPA announcement on new standards to reduce soot, smog and other dangerous emissions.“The new Tier 3 standards will make our cars cleaner, and that means we’ll have cleaner air to breathe,” said Mark MacLeod, of the Environmental Defense Fund.

“Reducing tailpipe pollution will provide healthier, longer lives for millions of Americans for less than a penny per gallon of gas. That’s why updating the standards has such broad support from U.S. auto makers, state health commissioners, and health advocates,” MacLeod said.

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