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Launched National Diesel Clean-up Campaign
From 2003 to 2012, CATF co-led the National Diesel Clean-up Campaign to reduce harmful air pollution from diesel cars. Diesel engines churn out a hazardous mix of gaseous and particle pollutants. What’s more, diesel exhaust is emitted at ground level – where we breathe it – by trucks and buses…
Occupational Exposure to Diesel Exhaust
U.S. industries have relied on diesel engines to power equipment and machinery since diesels gained popularity in the 1950s. Yet, only a few decades later scientists were already investigating the health consequences of operating and working around diesel engines for workers such as truck drivers, mechanics and equipment operators. Since…
Diesel pollution is a deadly problem in the United States
New map and data visualization tool, Deaths by Dirty Diesel, highlights the enormous price that communities in the U.S. pay in negative health impacts from diesel pollution.
Health Impacts of Diesel, Based on Data from NATA
Diesel particles cause widespread damage to human health. This report estimates the impact of on road and off road sources of diesel particles.
Diesel Air Pollution Analysis
CATF White Paper
Diesel Health in America
New CATF tool maps the staggering U.S. health and economic damages caused by diesel emissions
A new interactive tool from Clean Air Task Force maps the staggering damage that diesel emissions from the transportation sector inflict on U.S. communities.
Public Transit Buses: Diesel or CNG?
Recently, Pittsburgh’s mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, announced that his city would buy four new garbage trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) rather than diesel because, among other reasons, it would improve local air quality. Like Pittsburgh, many municipalities are dealing with an aging fleet of vehicles and weighing the environmental…