EPA May Allow More Enforcement Flexibility In Upcoming Diesel Rule

December 1, 2005
EPA may allow more flexibility for the petroleum industry in tests for compliance with an upcoming low-sulfur diesel rule, addressing what industry officials say is one of their last remaining obstacles to meeting this landmark environmental mandate. Agency sources say they are uncertain whether top EPA leadership will agree to amend the rule to allow more flexibility, and say they want to make sure it does not result in effectively lowering the standard. Environmentalists say they are likely to support...

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