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Protect Students from Highway Pollution (2024)

Across our state, thousands of children attend schools that sit just a few hundred feet from major roadways. In fact, despite EPA guidelines, New York has more students who attend schools near major roadways than any other state in the nation. Every day, these mostly Black and Brown kids breathe in the toxins emitted by cars, SUVs, and diesel trucks, leading to respiratory illness, increased absenteeism, and academic challenges.

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