Drive-Thru Pollution

Leaders in Arlington, Texas, near Dallas, are studying how to reduce pollution generated by idling cars at drive-thru windows.

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February 20, 2009, 7:00 AM PST

By Larry Schooler


"Seeking to improve air quality, an Arlington citizens' group will study ways to reduce emissions from cars idling in drive-through restaurants.

'We're just trying to put our heads together and see if there's any way we can improve the situation,' City Councilwoman Sheri Capehart said Wednesday. 'And there may not be.'

She chairs a City Council committee that asked a citizens' environmental group to study the issue.

'This is an idea,' she said. 'Let's look at it.'

Capehart said she does not favor banning drive-throughs, but wants to find a way to reduce the long lines of idling cars that contribute to pollution."

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