Tag: urban air initiative

Higher COVID-19 fatality rates among urban minorities come down to air pollution

Higher COVID-19 fatality rates among urban minorities come down to air pollution

May 24, 2020 |

A startling reality has surfaced from the coronavirus health crisis: Pollution has been significantly reduced in recent weeks during the shutdown. Whether in New Delhi, Kansas City, New York, or Beijing, less driving has resulted in cleaner air. Vistas that previously were only foggy images have burst through as crystal clear pictures of what clean […]

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Peer-reviewed study validates Urban Air Initiative research on health benefits of ethanol blends

Peer-reviewed study validates Urban Air Initiative research on health benefits of ethanol blends

April 28, 2020 |

In Kansas, the conclusion of a new peer reviewed technical paper published in the  Journal of Air & Waste Management is that ethanol blends reduce vehicle emissions and save lives, validating previous research efforts by the Urban Air Initiative that find when ethanol is added to gasoline, it significantly reduces toxic emissions tied to air […]

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Urban Air Initiative and National Farmers Union lead court appeal over EPA limits to higher ethanol blending

Urban Air Initiative and National Farmers Union lead court appeal over EPA limits to higher ethanol blending

August 13, 2019 |

In Washington, in a joint petition filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals, a broad alliance of ethanol, agriculture, and clean fuel organizations requested judicial review of a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemaking that would limit ethanol blending and restrict the use of blender pumps. The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and National Farmers […]

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Urban Air Initiative study shows ethanol blends reduce PM emissions

Urban Air Initiative study shows ethanol blends reduce PM emissions

June 6, 2019 |

In Washington, new study finds that ethanol blends reduce particulate matter (PM) coming out of the tailpipe, which in turn reduces overall toxic emissions. The study was conducted by the University of California Riverside and the University of Wisconsin, Madison and commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative. It was published in Elsevier’s journal ‘Science of the […]

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Houston we have a problem…

Houston we have a problem…

May 26, 2019 |

By Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition & Dave VanderGriend, Urban Air Initiative Special to The Digest Actually we all do, it has just reared its ugly head in poor Houston. That famous line from the Apollo 13 Space Flight radio communication between astronauts and mission control, and immortalized in the film of the same […]

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“What’s in Our Gasoline is Killing Us” report published by CFDC

“What’s in Our Gasoline is Killing Us” report published by CFDC

May 12, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., a new report released by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, in cooperation with the Urban Air Initiative, concludes that emissions from consumer gasoline is one of the biggest health threats facing the American public. The report links a wide range of respiratory and even neurological diseases to toxic carcinogenic compounds refiners use […]

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Urban Air Initiative studies show ethanol blends improve air quality

Urban Air Initiative studies show ethanol blends improve air quality

April 18, 2018 |

In Washington, ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%, significantly improving air quality and protecting public health, according to two new studies. The separate studies were conducted by the North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of California Riverside (UCR). The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) commissioned both independent studies to evaluate […]

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Urban Air Initiative to CRC: why not use real-world fuels in your emission tests?

Urban Air Initiative to CRC: why not use real-world fuels in your emission tests?

April 2, 2017 |

In California, the Urban Air Initiative called the results of a new Coordinating Research Council  emissions study one more example of the biased and flawed testing procedures used to penalize ethanol.  The CRC’s match blending of test fuels fails to recognize how ethanol truly performs in real world fuels, the group said. And this inaccurate […]

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Urban Air Initiative Calls on EPA to Withdraw Erroneous Vehicle Emissions Model 

Urban Air Initiative Calls on EPA to Withdraw Erroneous Vehicle Emissions Model 

January 29, 2017 |

In Washington, the states of Kansas and Nebraska joined the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and the Energy Future Coalition as they petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to correct the agency’s flawed models that limit the use of higher blends of ethanol. According to UAI representatives, for years, the EPA has published inaccurate data claiming […]

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Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition take EPA to task over RFS LCA rules

Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition take EPA to task over RFS LCA rules

April 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition filed a report requesting that the EPA correct its 2010 Lifecycle Analysis for future renewable fuel standards (RFS) rules. The request for correction was filed under EPA’s Information Quality Guidelines by the law firm of Boyden Gray and Associates. The request […]

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