EPA Delay Of Diesel Rule Gains Cautious Acceptance From Industry, Environmentalists

May 31, 2005
An EPA decision to delay the compliance deadline for reduced sulfur content in diesel fuel has attracted lukewarm acceptance from both vehicle manufacturers and environmentalists. The delay was requested by fuel suppliers to ease transition to the cleaner-burning diesel. But environmentalists and diesel engine makers have been counting on the cleaner fuel to achieve strict new emission standards, and are raising questions about how a delay might affect those efforts. One environmentalist says the move likely would not spark significant...

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