EPA TO REQUIRE LARGER CANISTERS ON VEHICLES

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule to require U.S. auto manufacturers to install larger canisters on new automobiles to reduce hydrocarbon emissions. The oil industry had recommended such action instead of tighter restrictions on the volatility of gasoline, but EPA proceeded with that rulemaking last year (OGJ, Mar. 27, 1989, p. 79). EPA said the latest rule will reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCS) from motor vehicles by about 5% nationwide. VOCs react in

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