EPA REQUIRES LARGER CANISTERS ON NEW AUTOS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is requiring larger canisters on autos to capture volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted during refueling. The EPA rule also requires canisters for light duty trucks, minivans, and other utility vehicles. EPA had attempted to develop the rule for larger canisters since 1987. EPA Administrator Carol Browner said, "Today's rule breaks years of gridlock over whether to require cars and trucks to capture smog producing emissions during fillups."

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