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2015

Statewide Outreach and PR Events


2014

December

Bonham Resident Drives Home with New Hybrid Car as Part of TxDOT's 'Drive Clean Texas' Campaign


November

TxDOT Helps Motorists Drive Clean During Busy Holiday Season


October

TxDOT Teams with Dallas Cowboys to Help One Lucky Texan Score Hybrid Car as Part of 'Drive Clean Texas' Campaign


July

New TxDOT Web App Helps Drivers Save Money, Reduce Emissions


2013

October

TxDOT Teams with Dallas Cowboys to Give Away Air-Friendly Hybrid Car to Lucky
Victoria-Area Resident


September

TxDOT Teams with Dallas Cowboys to Hand Off Hybrid Car as Part of Drive Clean Texas Campaign


June

Drive Clean Texas Aims to Keep the Air Clean, Save Gas While Offering a Chance to Win a Hybrid Car


2012

November

Dallas Student Drives Away in Free Hybrid Vehicle
Drive Clean Texas Sweepstakes Win Comes at Right Time for Ernest Rios


September

Drive Clean Texas Encourages Motorists to Reduce Vehicle Emissions
Last Call to Enter Drawing for 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid as Part of Effort to Raise Awareness about Air Pollution


June

Statewide Initiative Helps Texas Motorists Reduce Air Pollution and Save Money at the Pump
Annual Clean Air Campaign Kicks Off with Hybrid Car Giveaway


2011

November

Drive Clean Texas Campaign Announces Winner of 2011 Hybrid Car Sweepstakes


June

Statewide Initiative Offers Texans Cost-Saving Clean Air Tips: Annual Campaign to Reduce Air Pollution Kicks Off with Hybrid Car Giveaway


2010

October

Beeville Resident Wins Hybrid Car Online Sweepstakes: Drive Clean Campaign Hands Over Car Keys to Head Start Director


August

Underwood: Ways that drivers can help minimize ozone pollution
Austin American-Statesman


July

Join the drive to help clean up the air in Texas
The Galveston County Daily News


June

Texans Can Breathe Easier With Five Cost-Saving, Clean Air Tips: Annual Campaign Kicks Off with Hybrid Car Giveaway


2009

November

Retiree Wins Hybrid SUV Online Sweepstakes: Drive Clean Wraps Up 2009 Campaign with Car Giveaway


September

Last Call for Entries to Win a Low-Emission SUV


April

Air-Friendly Actions Keep Money in Drivers' Pockets: Annual Campaign Now Underway to Reduce Air Pollution


2008

September

Statewide Campaign Announces Hybrid SUV Contest Winner: Agencies Coaxed Motorists to "Drive Green" via Summer Sweepstakes


August

Statewide Clean Air Campaign Gives Texans Chance to Win Hybrid


May

DCAT Campaign Receives Clean Air Excellence Award
The "Drive Clean Texas" Campaign is a 2007 Clean Air Excellence Award recipient in the category of Education/Outreach. The awards are presented annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


March

Austin unlikely to meet new air standards
Austin American-Statesman

EPA's smog rules to get stiffer
Houston Chronicle

EPA tightens nationwide limits on smog, drawing criticism from both sides
Dallas Morning News

Expert: Improving air quality now will be harder
Atlanta Journal Constitution

US EPA Sets Standards to Reduce Air Pollution (Update2)
Bloomberg.com


2007

November

D-FW gears up for more trails, more cyclists
The Dallas Morning News

State agency, industry on same page in fighting smog cuts
The Dallas Morning News

TCEQ grants will reduce school bus unhealthy emissions; $7.5 million available for Texas school districts
The Lufkin Daily News

Texas delays rebate vouchers for buyers replacing older cars
The Dallas Morning News

University of Texas at Austin, Gas Technology Institute Put First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus on the Road in Texas
The University of Texas at Austin, Public Affairs


October

Region meets air standards for now
San Antonio Express News


March

Peterbilt's Hybrid Strategy Utilizes Advanced Technologies in Developing Full Range of Product Solutions
Peterbilt Motors Company, News

Senate votes to give more money to clean up air: Bill seeks to get polluting cars off the road
Austin-American Statesman

Suddenly, Texas is out from under coal cloud
Corpus Christi Caller-Times


February

A step away from clunkers
Houston Chronicle


January

Kat Murti: We've paved all the prairies
The Dallas Morning News

North Texans Send Message to Austin: Clean Our Air
KTVT-CBS, Dallas/Fort Worth

Perry seeking $183 million in clean-air funds
Houston Chronicle


2006

September

Study: Urgent measures needed to improve Houston air quality
Dallas Business Journal


August

Dallas energy company plan could improve S.A. air quality
San Antonio Business Journal


2005

September

EPA: Emission Goals Within Reach
CBS NEWS


August

Clean Air Fair helps to monitor pollution
Corpus Christi Caller-Times


April

Air Quality Health Fair 2005 – San Antonio
Alamo Area Council of Governments


March

Mercury in Air Pollution: A Link to Autism?
FOXNews.com


January

Long Term Exposure to Air Pollution Hardens Arteries
Newswise

New Study Shows Air Pollution Linked to Low Birth Weight
AirShare


2004

September

EPA Tabs Best Commuter Firms
CBS NEWS

New Research Shows Air Pollution Can Reduce Children's Lung Function
NIH News - National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


May

Air Pollution Especially Harmful To Lungs Of Obese Children
ScienceDaily


April

Lung association ranks most polluted cities
CNN.com


February

Air Pollution Thickens The Blood, Study Shows
ScienceDaily


2003

November

Air pollution spurs allergies, asthma
MSNBC

Bigger, faster new Prius hybrid's pretty slick
USATODAY.com

Pollution worsens the common cold
MSNBC

Smokers: Beware Bad Air
Austin American-Statesman


September

2003 Status Report Shows U.S. Air Cleanest Ever Since 1970
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Newsroom


May

Golden State, Smoggy Skies
CBS NEWS

Smog like 'sunburn inside your lungs'
CNN.com


April

Air Pollution May Damage Brain, Heart
Austin American-Statesman


2002

November

Cities with higher air pollution have highest medical costs
USATODAY.com


July

Dirty Air Pollutes the Heart, Too
Austin American-Statesman

Study: Pollution and Heart Disease Don't Mix
CNN.com


March

Studies confirm dirty air may cause disease
CNN.com

Study: Air pollution, lung cancer are linked
USATODAY.com


February

Bush pitches plan to cut pollution
USATODAY.com

EPA praises voluntary emissions reduction
CNN.com

Smog linked to asthma in children
USATODAY.com

Hydrogen sparks hope for cleaner air
USATODAY.com


2001

November

New emissions rules offer drivers bigger headaches
USATODAY.com

Study finds lung damage in healthy kids
USATODAY.com


August

Checking ozone levels becoming routine for many
USATODAY.com


June

Study finds foul air can trigger heart attacks
CNN.com


May

Report: Polluted air reaching more Americans
CNN.com

Study: Lawn Mowing Equals Car Trip
ABC News


2000

September

We're poisoning our kids, toxins report says
CNN.com

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