Colorado Clear the Air Foundation
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“One 15-20 year old vehicle pollutes equivalent to that of 100 new cars that you would find in a dealers new car showroom,” said Tim Jackson today during the Green Car Parade. “By taking four older polluting vehicle off the road University professor Don Stedman, PhD, says you can move the pollution needle.” We should be clear here, the CTAF isn’t after your prized 1972 Corvette or even your collectible ‘80s Givenchy Lincoln Continental. The vehicle the CTAF is looking to mitigate in favor of newer, smaller, safer and more efficient cars are those poorly kept vehicles that pollute significantly and require recondition that is unlikely do to the value of the car. “We are talking about those cars that you sit behind at the stoplight and then you wait a few seconds after the light turns green for the cloud to disappear so you can see where you are going,” Jackson said during his public address.
The program has made agreements with dealerships in the Denver Metro area to donate four high-polluting cars to the Clear the Air Foundation cause each year. These cars will be dismantled and the parts will be provided to reconditions for reuse and sale, with a couple of exceptions. The engine, frame and body will be crushed and recycled into renewable steel components so that those particular vehicles will not pollute again. The program is the only one we are aware of in the U.S. and according to Jackson a program that will change public policy.
Be sure to check the video out below for more information on the Clear the Air Foundation: