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Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal is urging people to report illegal idlers. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Members Rally For Bill Aimed At Curbing Idling In NYC

Activists gathered at City Hall Tuesday morning in support of a new proposal to put citizens on patrol to crack down on idling cars in New York City.

03/10/2015

Engine Exhaust (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Council Member Wants To Train Citizens To Spot, Turn-In Illegal Idlers

Exhaust coming from cars idling all around the city has one council member hoping to put an end to it, with the help of everyday citizens.

03/09/2015

Engine Exhaust (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Advocates: NYC Idling Law Not Being Enforced, Children Put At Risk

Engine exhaust from cars, trucks and buses has been linked to cancer, strokes and New York City’s high rate of childhood asthma. The city has tough laws to prevent drivers who sit with their vehicles running, but some say it’s no more than an idle threat, because it’s rarely enforced.

12/26/2011