EPA Agrees To Exclude Military Ships From International Fuel Rules

May 20, 2005
An agreement between EPA and other federal agencies has cleared the way for Senate legislation that would give EPA the power to set a nationwide requirement limiting the sulfur content of seagoing vessels, after the agency conceded to a Department of Defense (DOD) demand to exempt combat vessels and possibly other government-owned ships. An EPA source says the deal should break a deadlock over the legislation, which if enacted will commit the United States to participate in an international shipping...

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