Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura

Senior vehicles engineer

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Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura is senior vehicles engineer for the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, Dr. Moura works to translate transportation energy and emissions analyses to regional policies that will reduce emissions from transportation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Dr. Moura also works with the UCS Climate & Energy modeling team on national transportations energy and emissions modeling. See Cecilia's full bio.

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Vehicle pollution is a major issue for human health and the environment.

Who Breathes the Dirtiest Air from Vehicles in Colorado?

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Who Breathes the Dirtiest Air from Vehicles in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic?

Most people know that cars, trucks, and buses  from our highways and city streets are a significant source of air pollution.  While pollution from transportation impacts all communities in the region to some degree, the people who face the greatest exposure to transportation pollution are those who live near highways, along major freight corridors, and in urban areas.

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Sources: US CENSUS BUREAU 2018; EPA 2014.
Sources: US CENSUS BUREAU 2018; EPA 2014.
Source: US CENSUS BUREAU 2018; EPA 2014.
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¿Quién respira el aire más contaminado por emisiones de vehículos en California?

Existe una gran disparidad en la exposición a la contaminación entre los grupos raciales y étnicos de muchos lugares de EE.UU. Vivimos en una sociedad desigual donde la contaminación del aire es una de las desigualdades menos visibles, pero que impacta tremendamente  la salud humana. Cuantificamos la exposición a la contaminación vehicular en California por grupo demográfico y encontramos que afroamericanos, latinos y asiáticos, así como las personas de bajos ingresos están mucho más expuestos que las comunidades blancas y afluentes. Read more >

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How Maryland Can Build a Clean and Modern Transportation System

The Maryland transportation system faces a myriad of challenges. Poor air quality, rising global warming emissions, and a crumbling transportation infrastructure, to name a few. To address these issues, the state is considering strategies that would lower transportation-related emissions, bring in funding and enable the state to build a modern, clean and equitable transportation system.

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