29 Mar '13, 3pm

EPA Proposes Stronger Standards on Gasoline and Cars to Reduce Smog: Luke Tonachel, Vehicles Analyst, New York...

In a step forward that will help Americans breathe easier, the U.S. EPA today proposed long-awaited standards to clean up gasoline and cut smog-forming pollution from cars and light trucks. Now the EPA should complete the process of making the standards the law of the land. The oil industry, however, is trying to block the path to cleaner fuel and air. In an effort to protect every cent of their record profits, the oil industry is opposing EPA standards that reduce sulfur levels in gasoline and immediately reduce pollution. According to the EPA cleaner gasoline will cost less than a penny per gallon while Americans would save billions per year in avoided health care costs . Still, Big Oil doesn’t want to comply and is prioritizing their profits over public health and welfare. Meanwhile, the benefits of cleaner gasoline and car tailpipes have built a groundswell of support ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ltonachel/epa_proposes_...

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