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JUNE 7, 1999  10:36 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Clean Air Trust
Frank O'Donnell 202-785-9625
Clean Air Trust to Hold Luncheon Briefing on Truck Toxins
 
WASHINGTON - 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 highlighted.

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Who:
-- 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 St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

When: Tuesday, June 8, noon

(NOTE: Lunch will be served.

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