New EPA auto pollution standards save lives and money

For the past few weeks, the EPA has been holding hearings in Philadelphia, Chicago and other cities to solicit comments on new standards for cleaner burning gasoline which lowers life- threatening tailpipe pollution.  A new report from The American Lung Association, “A Penny for Prevention: The Case for Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicle Standards ” estimates that by 2030, these standards would prevent more than 2500 early deaths each year, prevent more than 3.3 million missed days at school and work each year and provide up to $22 billion in health and economic benefits each year.