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newsrel -- New Label will Help Consumers Choose Earth Friendly Cars

Posted: 22 Jun 2007 09:48:09
Please consider the following Air Resources Board press release
announcing the Board's decision to require the labeling of the
Greenhouse Gas emissions characteristics of new vehicles.  You
can see the and the label and release online at:
Thank You
Dimitri Stanich


Release 07-24  	   	   	 
June 22, 2007 	  	

Gennet Paauwe
Dimitri Stanich
(916) 322-2990

New Label will Help Consumers Choose Earth Friendly Cars

LOS ANGELES - New regulations adopted by the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) will require automobile manufacturers to
label their vehicles' smog and greenhouse gas emission
characteristics. The label will allow consumers to consider and
compare a vehicle's environmental impacts.

"This simple tool will empower consumers to choose vehicles that
help the environment," said ARB Chairman, Dr. Robert F. Sawyer.
"Most Californians recognize climate change as a very serious
problem. This label will help consumers make informed choices."

Californians purchase approximately 2 million new vehicles each
year. The 25 million vehicles on our roads travel about 900
million miles each day. Daily, this produces 2,288 tons of smog
precursor emissions and 350,000 tons of global warming gas
emissions. California's Smog Index Label has been required on
new vehicles since the 1998 model year. The label was intended
to help consumers compare the smog forming emissions from
different vehicles within that model year. A law signed by Gov.
Schwarzenegger now requires ARB to include information about
emissions of global warming gases. This new label will be
affixed to the window of every new car sold in California
beginning in 2009.

For more information go here:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2007/labels07/isor.pdf .

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California
Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and
protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through
effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and
considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain
health based air quality standards.

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