Archive for January 21st, 2008

Drive Clean Across Texas

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

With over 100 state parks and historic sites to explore, many Texans may find themselves lured into their vehicles to drive the open road. But traveling by car has its downsides. Air pollution is becoming a serious problem in Texas and vehicle emissions are a major contributor to the problem.

You don’t have to drive a hybrid to make a difference in lowering emissions.

Michelle Hoelscher (HOLE-sure) works for the Texas Transportation Institute and the Drive Clean Across Texas Campaign.

Poor air quality and other environmental exposure really aggravates asthma, lung disease, heart disease.

Drive Clean Across Texas has come up with five basic steps people can take to help improve air quality.

Maintain your vehicle, drive less, buy a cleaner vehicle if you can, drive the speed limit and reduce idling. And if people could just do two of the five things like maintain your vehicle and reduce your idling – it would go a long way to help reduce vehicle emissions.

To find out more about how you can drive cleaner across Texas, visit at

That’s our show…with research and writing help from Kate Lipinski… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.