EPA issues mobile-source emissions reduction proposal

The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new mobile source emissions reduction standards targeting benzene levels in gasoline, hydrocarbon emissions from vehicles in cold weather, and evaporative standards for fuel containers.The proposal would cost an estimated $205 million/year, EPA said. It projected reductions of mobile-source air toxic emissions of 350,000 tons/year, including 65,000 tons/year of benzene, by the time the standards were fully implemented in 2030.By that time, toxic emissions from US passenger vehicles would have been reduced 80% from their 1999 levels, EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said as the agency released the proposal on Mar. 1.The proposed requi...

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