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Friday, March 29, 2013

EPA Proposal Would Raise Prices At The Pump

Chris King fills up his truck at a gas station in San Diego, in February 2013. (Gregory Bull/AP)

Chris King fills up his truck at a gas station in San Diego, in February 2013. (Gregory Bull/AP)

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution cars nationwide.

One supporter of the plan calls it “the most significant air pollution policy President Obama will adopt in his second term.”

According to The Washington Post, which first reported the news last night, the proposed standards would increase the price of gas anywhere from less than one penny per gallon, to as much as nine cents per gallon in some places.

The higher estimate is from the oil industry, which has been lobbying for a delay in the rules.

Carmakers support the new standards.

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  • aknman49

    Did I actually hear oil companies object to this proposal because it might result in higher gasoline prices?!?

    That’s just SO beyond ironic as to beggar a skit on SNL.

  • Fweck9432

    In to-days New York Times there is an article about air pollution in China,caused by keeping up economic growth.Read it and then tell me if you want to live in china.Also tell me who benefits from all this.

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