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Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air: How Low-Emission Vehicle Standards Can Cut Air Pollution in Maryland

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Publication Date: February 2005

Publisher(s): MaryPIRG

Author(s): Brad Heavner; Tony Dutzik; Elizabeth Ridlington

Funder(s): Town Creek Foundation; Clayton Baker Trust; Energy Foundation

Funder(s): Town Creek Foundation; Clayton Baker Trust; Energy Foundation

Topic: Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)

Keywords: Air toxics; Air pollution; Clean Cars Program

Coverage: Maryland

Abstract:

Air pollution - including that from light-duty cars and trucks - poses a major public health threat in Maryland. Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air presents the results of emissions modeling that calculates how much emissions of smog-forming and toxic pollutants could be reduced if Maryland adopted more stringent vehicle emission standards.