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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Clean Cities - Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition
    supply continuously improved clean air products Building the TC4 as one of the 90 plus Clean Cities is an important step in continuing the efforts of Clean Cities as a voluntary program aimed at increasing the use of cleaner alternative motor fuels such as biodiesel electricity E85 natural gas propane and others TC4 works to improve air quality support economic development and curb dependence on overseas oil imports by increasing use of new cleaner fuels Designated May 31 2001 and renewed September 2007 by the U S Department of Energy the roots of TC4 and Minnesota s alternative fuels movement date back to the oil shocks of the 1970s TC4 is coordinated by the American Lung Association in Minnesota s Clean Fuel and Vehicle Technologies program with support of stakeholders including fuel and equipment providers fleet managers technical experts non profits automakers and private citizens Transportation is the life blood of our economy and essential to our daily lives Unfortunately our dependence on traditional fuels has endangered our health economy environment and national security Increased public transit services and other transportation options are needed However in Minnesota most businesses governments and consumers continue to rely heavily on individual vehicles What can we do Vehicles that run on cleaner American made alternatives to traditional gasoline and diesel are one solution Coordinator Lisa Thurstin American Lung Association in Minnesota Membership Application TC4 Stakeholders Acme Carb Advanced Process Solutions American Lung Association in Minnesota AmeriGas AmeriPride Services Andrews Inc of Princeton Boyer Ford Buesing Bulk Transport Inc Carburetion Turbo Systems Inc CenterPoint Energy ChargePoint Chart Inc CHS Inc City of Brooklyn Park City of Duluth City of Minneapolis City of Oakdale City of Saint Cloud City of St Paul Clean N Green Fuel Como Oil Propane Current Motor Dakota County Eaton Corporation Environmental

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Clean Cities - North Dakota Clean Cities Coalition
    to North Dakota Clean Cities and our coverage area to include the entire expanse of North Dakota with the exception of tribal lands This change recognizes the petroleum reduction progress and partnerships developed throughout the state and provides better recognition on a national level However though our name and boundaries have changed our goals and priorities remain the same and we look forward to continued work to increase the use of clean alternative fuels in North Dakota North Dakota Clean Cities stakeholders are working to expand alternative fuel options to drivers in our state For example working with a broad range of partners in April 2013 we crisscrossed the state hosting workshops discussing natural gas vehicles and refueling infrastructure View the presentation slides NDCC assists industry partners in raising consumer awareness of Clean Air Choices because we believe industry when realizing the advantage in doing the right thing will be motivated to supply continuously improved clean air products Building the NDCC as one of the 90 plus Clean Cities is an important step in continuing the efforts of Clean Cities as a voluntary program aimed at increasing the use of cleaner alternative motor fuels such as biodiesel electricity E85 natural gas propane and others NDCC works to improve air quality support economic development and curb dependence on overseas oil imports by increasing use of new cleaner fuels Designated August 10 1998 in a ceremony at the University of North Dakota and renewed in 2008 by the U S Department of Energy NDCC is coordinated by the American Lung Association in North Dakota s Clean Fuel and Vehicle Technologies program with support of stakeholders including fuel and equipment providers fleet managers technical experts non profits automakers and private citizens With a large state and sparsely populated areas transportation is essential to

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Clean Energy - Geothermal Energy
    volume of water extracted for energy can be reinjected into the reservoir thereby replenishing the source Currently California Hawaii Nevada Utah and Alaska are the only states using geothermal reservoirs as an energy source California alone has 33 geothermal power plants that produce almost 90 of the nation s geothermal electricity In the Midwest smaller scale geothermal technologies that circulate heating fluids through the subsurface provide homes and businesses with

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Clean Energy - Wind Energy
    of wind Improved air quality Made locally and energy produced can be shared on a grid In 2006 the American Wind Energy Association estimates that wind plants in the US will generate 24 billion kilowatt hours If instead the average utility fuel mix were to generate that much electricity 30 billion pounds 15 million tons of CO 2 76 000 tons of Sulfur Dioxides 208 tons per day and 36

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Clean Energy - Solar Energy
    technologies allow solar energy to be a viable power source for many places today The environmental benefits of solar energy are much greater than that of conventional electricity generation Reduces dependence on fossil fuels or nuclear power Renewable resource Improved air quality and zero emissions Made locally without the use of environmentally damaging resources For more information on Solar Energy visit the US Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Clean Fuels: Scholarship
    American Lung Association Clean Air Choice Clean Fuels Scholarship No Authorization

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: Clean Fuels
    accounted for nearly 25 of all asthma attacks Only the southern region of the U S accounted for a larger percentage 36 What do fuels have to do with Lung disease Asthma is a serious chronic lung condition characterized by episodes or attacks of inflammation and a narrowing of the small airways in response to triggers An environmental trigger will contribute to asthma and lead to an asthma attack Air pollutants are asthma triggers Some air pollutants are known or suspected carcinogens Motorized Vehicles are the 1 single largest source of air pollution The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest encourages Americans to proactively identify and reduce exposure to harmful air pollutants These include emissions of particulate matter ground level ozone air toxics as well as pollutants from fossil fuels that are associated with global climate change Then what are my options First everyone should understand that their choices can make a difference Drive less Drive Smarter Drive Cleaner Lessen your exposure Cleaner Fuel Cleaner Car Cleaner Driving Choices Clean Air Choice Clean Air Choice Our Clean Air Choice program began in 1999 when we worked to educate Minnesota consumers about low sulfur low benzene Blue Planet gasoline At

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  • American Lung Association Clean Air Choice: News and Events
    on land use changes by federal researchers M Wang and Z Haq March 2008 The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest strongly supports using new fuels such as biodiesel and E85 to replace or supplement traditional fossil fuels which are known to contribute to air pollution lung disease and global climate change On this page we post the latest news releases from our Clean Air Choice program and environmental

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