EPA Releases New Rules Limiting Benzene in Gasoline

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Feb. 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new rules that impose "stringent controls on gasoline, passenger vehicles, and gas cans to further reduce emissions of benzene," according to the agency's Web site.

The federal agency also established a public docket at www.regulations.gov with access to documents utilized in making the decision. (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0036)

In a statement, EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said, "Americans love their cars.

By clearing the air from tons of fuel and exhaust pollution, President Bush and EPA are paving the road toward healthier drivers and a cleaner environment."

The …


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