Lung Association Endorses Coalition
November 7, 2002
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (ALADC) joins
the long list of supporters of the Coalition to Repair and
Reopen Klingle Road
has reviewed the MCV Associates transportation and environmental cost
benefit analysis and assessment and finds it to be a credible report, and are concerned by its findings that
closing Klingle Road leads to significant increase in toxic emissions.
We all know how bad
traffic congestion is in our city. Sitting in traffic is not only bad
for your nerves, but also for the environment.
When exhaust from your car mixes with sunlight, it can combine to
form ground-level ozone, a serious air pollutant and cause of
respiratory disease. Since
the barricading of
thousands of cars have been forced onto other, more congested roads,
forcing them to sit idling in traffic.
Repairing and reopening Klingle Road will reduce air pollution,
lessen traffic congestion, and improve the quality of life in our
community, says Rolando
Andrewn, Executive Director.
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