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Mission Statement

The Clean Air Task Force is taking a multi-pronged approach to cleaning up conventional diesel vehicles on the road today including: partnering with state and local advocates in over a dozen states running diesel campaigns; monitoring diesel pollution levels in communities and on school buses; working with state and local governments to find creative solutions; advocating for adequate funding for diesel cleanup and strong tailpipe and fuel regulations; and working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including diesel engine manufacturers, fleet owners, and retrofit control manufacturers to explore diesel solutions.


Founded in 1996, the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring clean air and healthy environments through scientific research, public education, and legal advocacy. Our unique and singular focus on atmospheric issues has allowed us to go deep on the issues, and be persistent and effective.

Made up of 20 senior scientists, lawyers, MBAs, economists, and public outreach professionals, CATF is headquartered in Boston but located throughout the United States. Our work is augmented by collaboration with nationally recognized technical and economic consulting organizations such as The Northbridge Group, Environmental and Energy Analysis, Inc., Abt Associates, and MSB Energy Associates. CATF works with more than 40 state, local, regional, and national organizations to educate the public, media, industry, and government officials on the science and economics of clean air policies through fact-based and locally appropriate advocacy. Our advocacy regularly brings attention to the latest, vital work of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Emory University, New York University, Purdue University, Georgia Tech, and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

CATF believes that states are important laboratories for clean air policy, and accordingly devotes much of its effort to advocating model state policies, in addition to participating actively in national administrative rulemakings and judicial proceedings relating to clean air. CATF's work receives favorable notice from government, industry, and the media; we are frequently consulted by agencies and elected officials of both parties. The New Republic calls CATF a "respected" voice on clean air policy.



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