The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) issues the following progress report in celebration of Earth Day 2000: Nationwide, all cars and light trucks are 96% cleaner than their counterparts in 1960. By 2009, these vehicles will become another 80% cleaner. Today's light truck runs more cleanly than the average 1993 car. The average number of days with poor air quality for ground-level ozone dropped 86% (1988-1997). All 2001 new cars sold nationwide — about 8 million — will meet ...

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