- June 7 - News Advisory:
More than 5,000 Americans die each
year in truck-related accidents. But how many people are killed by the noxious
pollution spewed by big diesel trucks?
Clean Air Trust will hold a luncheon
briefing on Tuesday, June 8, as state, local and health groups call for a crackdown
on truck tailpipe terrorism.
The briefing will explain the background
on the health problems posed by this dangerous source of pollution. A new national
public opinion survey about truck toxins will be unvelied, three things the EPA
must do to protect health will be noted, and a dramatic recommendation by state
and local clean-air regulators about how to tackle this explosive topic will be
-- S. William Becker of the State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators/Association
of Local Air Pollution Control Officials
-- Paul G. Billings of the American Lung Association
-- Coralie Cooper of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management
-- Rich Kassel of the Natural Resources Defense Council
-- Felice Stadler of the Clean Air Network
-- Becky Stanfield of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Where: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th
When: Tuesday, June 8, noon
(NOTE: Lunch will be served.