California's 15-year Air Quality Improvement Strategy

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) projects that air quality measures funded by the State's Strategic Growth Plan will eliminate 360,000 tons of air pollution over the next 15 years. The plan's air quality benefits stem from investments of $2 billion to clean up the largest sources of air pollution in California - diesel trucks, trains, ships, and port equipment. In addition to the $2 billion for air quality measures, the Strategic Growth Plan invests $105 billion in projects that will relieve traffic congestion and reduce Californians' exposure to air pollution along the state's highways. These projects include $140 million annually to replace old, dirty diesel engines with new, cleaner models, the Hydrogen Highway Initiative to build the infrastructure needed to support zero-emission hydrogen vehicles, and removing 15,000 gross-polluting vehicles from the road by July 2006