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Diesel and Health in America: The Lingering Threat
Everyone has experienced it: getting hit right in the face by a cloud of acrid diesel smoke. Perhaps you were standing on a street corner when a bus or truck whizzed by. Or maybe you were standing at a bus stop or stuck behind a dump truck grinding up a…
No Escape From Diesel Exhaust: How to Reduce Commuter Exposure
Every day, Americans are needlessly sickened from exposure to air pollution in the form of fine particles. Overall, health researchers estimate that fine particles, such as those found in diesel exhaust, shorten the lives of 70,000 Americans each year. Many more suffer the effects of particle-related respiratory and cardiovascular disease….
School Bus Particulate Matter Study
Diesel exhaust is a major source of combustion particles that contribute to poor air quality nationwide. Since almost all school buses are operated with diesel engines, diesel engine exhaust can thus also be a source of concern, specifically with regard to exposure to children.
CATF Testimony to U.S. EPA Regarding Federal Efforts to Protect Public Health by Reducing Diesel Emissions
Testimony of Conrad G. Scheider before the clean air subcommittee of the environment and public works committee regarding federal efforts to protect public health by reducing diesel emissions.
Diesel In America Report Facts and Jones Day Rebuttal
The industry law firm, Jones Day, in its 2005 critique, “Taking the Clean Air Task Force to Task”, accuses Clean Air Task Force (CATF) of “junk science” for its report Diesel in America—The Lingering Threat. In the piece, Jones Day ignores facts about the standardized methodology used by CATF and…
Reducing Black Carbon from Diesels: A NearTerm Climate Strategy
Black carbon is a form of particulate matter emitted by diesels (and other sources), that warms by absorbing sunlight and radiating heat into the air (like a blacktop road). Black carbon can darken snow and ice, and directly accelerate melting and is one of the largest contributing pollutants to global warming.
Clean Diesel Versus CNG Buses: Cost, Air Quality, & Climate Impacts
This memo summarizes the results of an analysis which compares the economic, and the air quality and climate impacts, resulting from the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses to those from modern diesel buses.
An Analysis of Diesel Air Pollution and Public Health in America
A full length treatment of CATF’s diesel impacts analysis including methodology.