Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Could Save Billions in Health Costs
If California adopts a 64 mile-per-gallon fuel standard by 2025, the state could save about $7.2 billion in health care and other costs, according to an American Lung Association report. The report says stricter fuel-economy standards would translate into 400 fewer premature, respiratory-related deaths, more than 8,000 fewer asthma attacks; and about 28,100 fewer lost work days annually.
- "Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Could Save $7.2 Billion Annually in California Health Costs" (Carpenter, "Greenspace," Los Angeles Times, 5/10).
- "Emissions: State Urged To Tighten Tailpipe Rules" (Zito, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/11).
- "Tough Clean Car Standards Would Save California Billions, Study Says" (Daysog, Sacramento Bee, 5/11).
- "Lung Association Backs Tough Rules on Vehicle Pollution" (Hawkins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5/10).