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EPA Proposes More Leeway For Refinery Emissions

Law360 (December 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Under pressure from the oil industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to give refineries more flexibility in meeting new emissions reductions standards.

On Friday, the EPA issued proposed amendments to its June new source performance standards for petroleum refineries. “This proposal is in response to requests for reconsideration of the final standards,” EPA said in a statement.

The agency said it plans to provide more leeway for oil refineries while maintaining its original emissions reductions goals.

The EPA estimated on June 24 that...
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