EPA Sets Stringent Sulfur Standards For Gasoline

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 2:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday finalized emissions standards for cars and gasoline that will cut sulfur levels by more than 60 percent starting in 2017, despite vigorous objections from oil industry groups claiming the rule provides few benefits at substantial costs.

The so-called Tier 3 standards will help avoid approximately 2,000 premature deaths per year by reducing soot, smog and toxic emissions from vehicles, according to the EPA. The rule received high praise from environmental organizations, health groups and auto manufacturers, but the agency...
To view the full article, register now.