The American Lung Association has released its State of the Air report for 2014. To see the full report, go to http://www.stateoftheair.org/ Enter the zip code for your area for fine particulate measurements. Cumberland Co. does not have an ozone monitor, so you will have to rely on the data from Dauphin Co.
On March 25, 2014, Clean Air Board member Justina Wasicek talked to AAUW, Carlisle Branch, about local air quality. See and hear the talk. Air Quality 2014
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IdleAir opens its clean air heating and cooling station at the Flying J in Carlisle, PA off I-81, Exit 52. The IdleAir system provides clean air and other amenities to truck cabs during driver rest periods, without the need to install on-board generators or add-in devices.
For information, go to http://www.idleair.com/
Our next Clean Air Board community meeting will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle on April 5, at 6 pm. Note that the meeting is an hour earlier than normally. We will hear presentations by college students on various idling law projects they have been working on.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Press Release
Truck Stop Electrification facility will help truckers comply with no-idling law.
NEW STANTON, PA (06/04/2010)(readMedia)– The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) had a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today to mark the opening of a Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) facility at its New Stanton Service Plaza at milepost 77.6 off the westbound lanes of I-76 in Westmoreland County.
The TSE, developed by CabAire LLC, Enfield, Conn., is comprised of towers equipped with modules that fit into truck cab windows to provide heat, air conditioning, internet, TV and electrical power to trucks and other diesel-powered vehicles while the engine is shut off.
Cost to use a TSE module will be about the same as a gallon of diesel fuel per hour. CabAire has agreed to provide the service free of charge for 30-days, from June 4 to July 4.
“We are incredibly proud to have constructed this facility – presently the only one of its kind in the state – on the Pennsylvania Turnpike,” said Turnpike CEO Joe Brimmeier. “This TSE is designed to help reduce pollution and land-development impacts to the neighborhoods surrounding our travel plaza, and it’s just one of several steps we’re taking to provide a greener environment.”
More about how to reduce idling from the US Department of Energy Idle Reduction Portal.
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Watch an informational video from a youtube user about the importance of reducing school bus idling to benefit the health of school-aged children.
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