The American Lung Association thanks Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for signing a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the proposed Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards, which will make air healthier and save New Yorkers lives.
Motor vehicles are a major source of air pollution, causing premature death, worsening asthma and other lung diseases and increasing the risk of cardiovascular harm. It is estimated that this proposal, which EPA estimates could prevent up to 2,500 premature deaths annually, will cost less than a penny per gallon.
The new standards will clean up cars, trucks and SUVs by reducing the amount of sulfur in gasoline and setting stronger tailpipe pollution limits for new cars and trucks. These standards will additionally clean up all existing vehicles and enable us all to breathe cleaner air.
President & CEO
ALA of the Northeast
New York City