MCEA Staff blog regularly about current environmental issues and how they relate to MCEA's work.
Monday's New York Times had an article about poor air quality inside idling cars, and recommended that drivers adopt the practice of shutting the car off when they are waiting at lights or stuck in traffic. The Times carried an op-ed earlier this year about the very poor air quality inside older school buses. And there's the ray of hope, and a rebuttal to the fatalists who believe we cannot solve our pollution problems. Minnesota has been able, through a program called Project Green Fleet, using both private and public dollars, to retrofit nearly every diesel school bus in the state, and our kids are no longer subject to the kind of health threat described in those newspaper pieces. Meanwhile, please don't idle.