What the Automotive Industry and People Are Saying
About Cleaner-Burning Gasoline
"The best part about cleaner-burning gasoline is that we're going to get cleaner air without it being the auto technician's problem - we're not going to have to buy new equipment, have any new inspections, submit more paperwork, or report to anyone."
Larry Moore, President
Automotive Service Councils of California
"The bottom line is that the Air Resources Board and the industry did their homework. The California Service Station and Automotive Repair Association is confident that none of our automotive technicians will see any changes with cleaner-burning gasoline."
Dennis Decota, Executive Director
California Service Station and Auto Repair Assoc.
"We're exceptionally pleased to see government and industry working together to ensure the successful introduction of cleaner-burning gasoline this spring. Along with other Californians, we look forward to achieving cleaner air, and cleaner-burning gasoline is a huge step towards this goal."
Jan Speelman, Executive Director
Automotive Trade Organizations of California
"The results of our bench tests do not indicate a cause for concern. We believe that plastics and elastomers used in vehicle fuel systems will not be adversely affected by cleaner-burning gasolines. Our owners manuals have recommended the use of cleaner-burning gasolines for the air quality benefits they provide."
Dr. Gerald Barnes, Alternative Fuels
General Motors Corporation
"The results of the comprehensive vehicle test program tell us that cleaner-burning gasoline works as well as current gasoline. Ford fully supports the use of cleaner-burning gasoline in its vehicles."
Walt Kreucher, Manager
Ford Motor Company
"Harley-Davidson conducted an independent test on cleaner-buring gasoline in our current, on-road motorcycles and found it performs as well as gasoline in use."
Edward Michel, Manager
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
"Our testing showed that cleaner-burning gasoline had no detrimental effects on Holley fuel handling products."
Lisa O'Keefe, Product Development
Holley Performance Products
"Cleaner-burning gasoline is an important part of California's effort to establish healthy air quality. The use of cleaner-burning gasoline will reduce smog-forming emissions and toxic pollutants from the largest source of air pollution in the state - motor vehicles. The health of Californians will benefit from its use, especially those who are most sensitive to air pollution such as the young, the elderly, and people with respiratory problems. Air pollution is a significant contributor to lung disease, a leading cause of death in America."
Rick Donaldson, Chairman
American Lung Association of California
"The manufacturers of motor vehicles and gasoline agree with us that California's cleaner-burning gasoline will significantly reduce air pollution, while enabling motor vehicles and other equipment to perform at the high level that Californians expect."
John D. Dunlap, III, Chairman
California Air Resources Board
"Cleaner-burning gasoline provides industry with the flexibility needed to produce a high quality product at the lowest cost possible while reducing emissions of unhealthy pollutants by more than three million pounds a day. It is a critical component in California's plan to achieve healthy air quality throughout the state. The achievements of developing cleaner-burning gasoline reduces the need for additional costly controls on a broad spectrum of businesses."
Ray Remy, President
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
"The use of cleaner-burning gasoline will decrease emissions of pollutants that contribute to health problems by over three million pounds per day. With healthier air to breath, lung diseases such as asthma, and heart disease will be significantly reduced."
Eugene A. Boston, M.D., Board Member
California Air Resources Board
"From GTE's perspective, the introduction of cleaner-burning gasoline gave us zero problems. I feel safe in saying that we could introduce cleaner-burning gasoline statewide tomorrow and not have any change in performance or any increase in problems whatsoever."
Larry Bligh, Fleet Manager
"Cleaner-burning gasoline is one of the cheapest and most immediate ways of reducing emissions of unhealthy pollutants from gasoline powered vehicles and equipment. Its use will benefit all Californians."
Janet Hathaway, Senior Attorney
Natural Resources Defense Counsel
"When you examine all the alternatives, cleaner-burning gasoline makes sense for California business. It is the most affordable and most effective means of reducing emissions in California."
Kirk West, President
California Chamber of Commerce