Union of Concerned Scientists: Automakers don't want you to see this car!
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Urge Kansas to Adopt Clean Car Standards
Reducing smog-forming and global warming pollution from our cars,
pickups, and SUVs is one of the key public health and environmental
challenges America faces today. In the absence of federal action, 11
states have already sought to address vehicle pollution by adopting
California's landmark clean car standards.
Union of Concerned Scientist engineers have recently created the UCS
Vanguarda clean car model that uses existing vehicle technologies
and fuels to reduce pollution without sacrificing safety and
performance or substantially increasing vehicle cost. To ensure that
all Americans enjoy the benefits of cleaner cars, please contact your
state legislators today and urge their leadership in adopting the
clean car standards.
National Field Coordinator
Clean Vehicles Program
Subject: Please Support Clean Car Standards
Dear State Legislator,
We need your leadership to bring cleaner cars to our state. Given the
health, economic, and environmental effects of smog-forming and
global warming pollution combined with the lack of federal action
we must join the 11 states that have adopted California's strong
vehicle emissions standards.
Adopting clean car standards will reduce emissions without
substantially increasing vehicle cost or harming auto dealer profits.
Indeed, a new vehicle design by engineers from the Union of Concerned
Scientists shows the clean car standards can be cost-effectively met
using existing vehicle technologies and fuels.
I encourage you to champion this vital initiative, and look forward
to your reply.
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Currently, 11 states have adopted and at least six states are
considering the adoption of California's strong standards for global
warming and smog-forming emissions from vehicles. A number of others
are considering adoption as well.
These rules require about a 30 percent reduction in global warming
emissions from new vehicles by 2016. Under a provision of the federal
Clean Air Act, states are permitted to adopt initiatives, like
California's clean car rules, that go beyond federal vehicle
UCS engineers recently developed a new clean car design the UCS
Vanguard that dismantles the key automaker arguments against the
standards. The UCS Vanguard package would achieve at least a 41
percent reduction in heat-trapping emissions from small and large
cars, minivans and small and large trucks.
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