Refiners Fail To Soften EPA's Strict New Sulfur Rule

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 7:04 PM EST) -- The oil industry's vigorous campaign against major reductions in federal sulfur content standards for gasoline failed to sway the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in any significant way, as the EPA stuck to its most stringent proposals, including its 10 parts per million standard, in the final rule released Monday.

Harsh public statements and adverse comments during the rulemaking process for the Tier 3 fuel standards yielded only minor concessions from the EPA to refiners that include a compliance delay for smaller operators and a credit program...
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