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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice
    foreign oil imports and support local economy by choosing to use cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles For more information on adding clean vehicles and fuels to your fleet contact your local Clean Cities coalition at 1 800 LUNG USA in

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: News and Information
    gallons of the cleaner burning fuel every month Fuel stations offering E15 gasoline also increased dramatically this year and sales of the more renewable gasoline are growing quickly Ethanol was not the only biofuel success story in Minnesota in 2015 For the second year Minnesota seamlessly increased the biodiesel content in most of the diesel fuel sold in the state to a 10 percent B10 blend during the winter months the blend is reduced to five percent Virtually all diesel engines and vehicles can run on these biodiesel blends without any special modifications Better yet using the cleaner burning B10 blend is the air pollution equivalent of removing 128 000 vehicles from the road each year The number of electric vehicles on Minnesota roads grew in 2015 as did the number of public charging stations for plug in vehicles In 2015 the Twin Cities Clean Cities coalition worked with federal state and local agencies to install electric vehicle charging stations at 11 locations within the Mississippi National River and Recreational Area a 72 mile long 54 000 acre national park along the Mississippi River that stretches from Dayton to Hastings The electric vehicle charging facilities added as part of this project are part of 200 public charging stations located across the state The number of these stations are expected to grow as plug in vehicles become more common Propane is another alternative vehicle fuel that grew in 2015 Independent School District 15 in St Francis Minn transitioned its entire 41 vehicle bus fleet to cleaner burning propane in 2015 The school district had initially tested 15 propane fueled buses and was so pleased with the results that it ordered more propane buses Propane fueled buses start immediately in cold weather and don t require lengthy idling to warm the engine

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: News and Information
    and it priced E30 at 30 CPG lower and E15 at a 15 CPG savings Rebecca Kurowski communications manager at Coborn s told the newspaper that the retailer has offered E85 for quite some time and began offering the mid level blends after installing blender pumps at Little Dukes sites in St Cloud Hastings Belle Plaine New Prague Princeton and Pipeston Minn this past summer They are very busy locations Kurowski said They have lots of guests coming through and we want to make this available to a large population She added that E15 and E30 sales are growing as consumers become aware of the offer Only flex fuel vehicles FFVs can use E30 and E85 while vehicle models 2001 and newer have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency EPA to use E15 It s the green thing to do said Kurowski It burns cleaner there is less pollution and our guests save money According to Adam Czech public relations manager at the Minnesota Corn Growers Association MCGA midlevel ethanol blends can offer savings of 10 to 60 CPG compared to regular E10 with the greatest discounts on E85 A coalition of groups including the MCGA American Lung Association in Minnesota Minnesota Bio Fuels Association Minnesota Department of Agriculture and ethanol producers have helped fund the installation of 120 blender pumps at around 40 sites in the last two years the report said This figure should grow as the U S Department of Agriculture USDA has announced matching grants toward the installation of more than 600 flex fuel pumps at 165 Minnesota retailers in the coming year Most of these will end up in population centers including Minneapolis St Paul said Czech Coborn s is considering adding additional blender pumps to its remaining Little Dukes sites in Minnesota and

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: News and Information
    haulers to compressed natural gas CNG engines By switching to CNG Waste Management is reducing over 14 000 tons of lifetime tailpipe emissions benefitting the residential neighborhoods and schools these trucks frequently operate near The waste haulers will reduce 47 31 tons of nitrogen oxides NOx 2 38 tons of particulate matter PM 2 22 tons of hydrocarbons HC 10 84 tons of carbon monoxide CO and 13 944 49 tons of carbon dioxide CO2 Mobile source emissions are the leading cause of outdoor air pollution This project achieved significant emission reductions helping the American Lung Association s mission to fight lung disease and improve lung health said Glenn Lanham Executive Director American Lung Association in Utah Currently Utah is significantly impacted by emissions brought in to the area by mobile transportation These emissions contribute to the formation of ozone which is held in the Salt Lake County area by the mountain terrain By converting to CNG engines the waste haulers will now benefit the health of over one million people by helping to reduce asthma rates lung disease and medical costs related to lung disease Waste Management Sustainability Through the use of CNG powered vehicles Waste Management beat their

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: News and Information
    All of the workshops will be held from 9 a m until 3 30 p m and lunch is provided Tuesday April 29 2014 Eastgate Event Center 123 21st St South Moorhead MN Wednesday April 30 2014 Seven Seas Hotel 2611 Old Red Trail Mandan ND Thursday May 1 2014 Holiday Inn Riverside 2200 E Burdick Expressway Minot ND The workshops are free but space is limited and reservations are

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: News and Information
    often make front page news Let s start with the vehicle emissions the single largest source of air pollution in Minnesota After decades of increases Minnesotans driving distances have leveled off and even declined according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation This is happening while mass transit operators are seeing double digit increases in riders and walking and biking programs are finding more participants Sales of cleaner burning fuels like E85 are trending up as the 300 000 or so Minnesotans who own a flex fuel vehicle are choosing a fuel that almost always costs less than regular unleaded Other alternative fuels and vehicle technologies growing across the state include a small but growing number of electric and plug in hybrid vehicles natural gas stations springing up in southern Minnesota and a school system using propane instead of diesel in their school buses Speaking of diesel Minnesota currently requires a 5 percent blend of biodiesel B5 that percentage is expected to increase soon resulting in even fewer tailpipe emissions from diesel vehicles Our power grid is getting cleaner too The percentage of coal used to generate electricity has been declining as power utilities switch to natural gas or rely more

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: News and Information
    plug in electric hybrid vehicles opened Tuesday in Rochester Read more St Paul office building gets first public charging station December 2 2010 First National parking ramp location to handle up to two electric cars at a time Read more All New Ford Focus Achieves Fuel Efficiency With High Tech 2 0 Liter Direct Injection I 4 Engine October 20 2010 All new Ford Focus will be powered by a fuel efficient 2 0 liter DOHC I 4 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing Ti VCT direct gasoline injection and E85 flex fuel capability that will deliver a projected 40 mpg highway Read more Minnesota Uses More E85 In State Owned Vehicles July 30 2010 Minnesota s state agencies continue to make steady progress in their effort to reduce the amount of petroleum consumed by publically owned vehicles Read more Cleaner burning E85 Fuel Now Available In Burnsville MN July 30 2010 Burnsville residents no longer have to leave town to purchase E85 for their flex fuel vehicles The Holiday at Hwy 13 Nicollet Ave in Burnsville is now offering the cleaner burning fuel which is currently priced about 20 percent less than regular unleaded gasoline Read more WI Biofuels Offer Cleaner Air and Jobs March 9 2010 Wisconsin drivers can get where they re going and do it in a more environmentally friendly way by driving a flex fuel vehicle that uses an alternate fuel such as E85 Read more General Motors Announces B20 Biofuel Capability for New 2011 Duramax 6 6l Turbo Diesel February 8 2010 GM announced today that its new lineup of heavy duty diesel pickups will have B20 biodiesel capability B20 fuel is a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent conventional diesel which helps lower carbon dioxide emissions and lessens dependence on petroleum The announcement was made at the National Biodiesel Conference Read more Fort Wayne Community School s buses are going green February 1 2010 Thursday morning Fort Wayne Community School s unveiled 90 buses that have cleaner exhaust systems Read more Polar Pump E85 Fuel Now Available In Warroad Minn Northernmost Outlet For The Fuel In USA December 8 2009 The new blender pump at the Farmers Union Oil station at 418 State Avenue SW in Warroad has brought more than cleaner burning fuel to the Minnesota town of 1 772 residents Read more Capitol Christmas Tree s cross country journey powered by biodiesel December 3 2009 The more than six story tall blue spruce Christmas tree that will illuminate the U S Capitol lawn is greener than ever this year thanks to help from the National Biodiesel Foundation and others Read more Gov Quinn Celebrates 200th Illinois E85 Station Encourages Use of Flex Fuel Vehicles Creation of Green Jobs October 26 2009 Governor Pat Quinn today joined with corn growers business leaders and representatives of the American Lung Association in Illinois to celebrate the state s 200th E85 station at the Green Mount Motomart in Shiloh Read more Minneapolis

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: News and Events - Media
    help address some misconceptions U S Department of Energy Myths Facts U S Department of Energy response to Science magazine on land use changes Letter to Science magazine on land use changes by federal researchers M Wang and Z Haq March 2008 If you are a reporter or editor working on a news story please contact our communications director Robert Moffitt at 651 269 7561 or Robert Moffitt lungmn org We regularly measure consumer opinions so we can appropriately adjust our messaging to educate motorists View the reports below for perceptions on E85 flex fuel vehicles and our Clean Air Choice work June 2007 Clean Air Choice Consumer Perception Survey Post trial Feb 2007 Clean Air Choice Consumer Perception Survey Pre trial March 2006 Clean Air Choice Consumer Perception Survey Clean Air Choice Videos Download E85 Logo The marks appearing on this website including but not limited to i E85 and ii Clean Air Choice and their respective logos emblems slogans are trademarks and or service marks of American Lung Association of Minnesota and Minnesota Corn Growers Association The logos are trademarked in order to protect it from misuse The law requires the owner to protect a trademark from breach

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