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Drive Clean Texas campaign targets reducing emissions


AUSTIN – Texans have many reasons to be proud of the Lone Star state, but for nine different regions around the state, air quality is not one of them. The Texas Department of Transportation’s Drive Clean Texas campaign wants to change that. The campaign wants motorists to take pride in keeping the air clean during the hottest time of year when slow wind speeds and hot, sunny days create conditions where harmful ground-level ozone can form – aided by vehicle tailpipe emissions. “As Texans, we take tremendous pride in our state – its history, unique cultures and wide open spaces,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “Some might say we live and breathe Texas. Drive Clean Texas is asking drivers to protect the air we value so much by doing their part to reduce the harmful vehicle emissions that are released into our beautiful Texas skies.” While ozone pollution decreased statewide by 29 percent from 2000 to 2014, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, summertime ozone levels remain a concern with vehicle emissions making up half of all air pollution in some areas of the state. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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