Watching Government: Tier 3 and other EPA woes

Gina McCarthy would not be formally nominated as the next US Environmental Protection Agency administrator for 3 more days. But an American Petroleum Institute official was ready on Mar. 1 to tell reporters problems the US oil and gas industry has with some key EPA downstream regulations. They ranged from EPA's efforts to allow gasoline with a higher ethanol blend to be sold before its effects on engines were fully tested to a biodiesel mandate that requires refiners to meet quotas for a fuel that's barely beginning to be produced. The agency also is resolutely considering a rule to make refiners reduce gasoline's sulfur content further. API considers these proposed Tier 3 requirements a ...

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