by Michael Parrish DuDell
Categories: Causes, Events, People, Transport
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Last week Blythe Danner spent a little face time in New York City’s Union Square helping to promote Energy Vision - a national non-profit organization that studies and promotes the benefits of clean, renewable petroleum-free transportation fuels – as they unveiled two new natural gas garbage trucks.

Blythe said, “It is amazing that, for reducing air pollution, taking one old diesel truck off the streets is like removing 325 cars! Every child exposed to the new natural gas trucks will be a healthier child, and, by our becoming less oil dependent, every child will have a better chance for a secure future.”

And how much of a difference would replacing “traditional” garbage trucks for natural gas ones make? A report released by Energy Vision estimated that if half of the diesel collection and recycling trucks operating in New York City were traded in for natural gas models “more than 16,000 tons of pollutants would be eliminated a year, while reliance on a clean domestic fuel would eliminate the need for 23 million gallons a year of petroleum-based diesel fuel, which is getting more expensive by the day and relies on imported oil.”

Wow! I had no idea! Big thanks to Blythe Danner for lending her fame to such an important cause. Don’t forget to visit the Energy Vision website and read the entire “Fueling a Greener Future” report.

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