Reducing Air Pollution from Passenger Cars and Trucks (Text Only)
Tier 3 vehicle and fuel standards will provide substantial pollution reducation at lower cost.
- Strengthening standards for smog-forming volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides by 80%.
- Establishing a 70% tighter particulate matter standard.
- By 2030, EPA projects annual prevention of:
- up to 2,000 premature deaths
- 50,000 respiratory illnesses in children
- 2,200 asthma attacks
- 1.4 million lost work/school days and days when activity would be restricted
- The final standards are expected to provide up to $13 in health benefits for every $1 spent to meet the standards.
- Total health related benefits in 2030 will be between $6.7-19 billion annually.
- Final fuel standards will reduce sulfur in gas by more than 60% -- down from 30 parts per million to 10 annual average.
- Every car built prior to the standards will run cleaner – cutting a projected 260,000 tons nitrogen oxides by 2018.
- Clean gas standards will cost refineries less than a penny per gallon on average.