EPA Emissions Proposal Slashes Gasoline Sulfur Content

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed new emissions and fuel standards for passenger cars and trucks which would lower the sulfur content in gasoline by more than 60 percent, winning praise from environmental groups and automakers while raising the ire of the oil industry.

The long-anticipated Tier 3 standards, which would go into effect between model years 2017 and 2025, if the proposal is finalized, would drastically cut a range of pollutants from vehicle emissions, according to the EPA. Volatile organic compounds and nitrogen...
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