February 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Air pollution declines as energy use climbs

New analysis of three decades of U.S. government data finds thatAmericans don't have to choose between healthier air and energyconsumption. A recent study of data collected since 1970 reveals "drama..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New analysis of three decades of U.S. government data finds that Americans don't have to choose between healthier air and energy consumption. A recent study of data collected since 1970 reveals "dramatic U.S. air quality improvements even as the nation experienced an equally dramatic rise in energy consumption. Over the past three decades, Americans have experienced increasingly healthier air and tremendous economic expansion powered by greater energy consumption," according to Foundation for Clean Air Progress (FCAP) President William D. Fay. The study, titled "Breathing Easier about Energy: A Healthy Economy and Healthier Air," was produced by Energy and Environmental

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