"Here & Now" WBUR.org"Here & Now" WBUR.org Boston NPR Radio - May 2009

No More Engine Idling
George Pakenham is a Wall Street banker, but he spends his free time knocking on the windows of New York City drivers who are idling their engines. He's trying to enforce a 1971 law that makes it illegal for drivers to idle for more than three minutes, except in certain cases.


"Idle Threat" is a documentary film about one mans resilient struggle with the NYPD to enforce a 38-year-old anti-engine idling law in order to reduce air pollution and battle global warming. Against all odds, he succeeds and in the process, gets worldwide recognition, and improves the quality of life in New York.

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