API LOBBYING FOR ONBOARD AUTO FUEL CANISTERS

The American Petroleum Institute is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to proceed with a rule requiring expanded onboard refueling canisters beginning with 1996 model cars. The charcoal filled cans collect gasoline vapors that otherwise might escape into the air during refueling. The expanded canister would be located in the rear of the automobile near the fuel tank, replacing a smaller canister in use since 1971.

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