EPA told to review California oxygenate waiver request

08/11/2003
A San Francisco federal appeals court July 15 said the US Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider a request by California Gov. Gray Davis (D) and the California Air Resources Board to waive the oxygenate requirement in reformulated gasoline."The EPA abused its discretion in refusing to consider and weigh the effect of the proposed waiver on particulate matter pollution along with its effect on ozone levels," the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit said.The court granted the state's petition that EPA reconsider their request; the three-judge panel also vacated EPA's June 2001 order.An EPA spokesperson said the agency is reviewing the opinion and "no decision has been ma...
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