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Study: Reducing Car Emissions Could Save Billions in Health Costs



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The study projects that once major reductions in smog forming and greenhouse gas emissions are fully realized, the negative health affects from bad air would be reduced by 70%.

The study recommends a 20% zero-emission vehicle fleet requirement. Bonnie Holmes Gen is with the Lung Association:

HOLMES-GEN: By adopting these new standards, California can save lives, lower asthma attacks, and reduce lost school and work days due to respiratory illnesses

Stanley Young is with the California Air Resources Board.

YOUNG: We foresee the need for vastly larger fleet of plug in hybrids and full battery electrics as an integral component of getting us to cleaner cars.

The Air Resources Board will release plans for their new 2017 emission standards this fall.

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