Government May Ease Environmental Rules to Quell Fuel Prices

The Bush administration is considering the economic trade-offs of cleaner-burning gasoline.
May 30, 2004, 9am PDT | C. Scott Smith
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"The Bush administration is considering easing environmental requirements for a multitude of gasoline blends and streamlining permits for new refineries to increase fuel supplies and fight soaring prices, Commerce Secretary Donald Evans said Wednesday.

But Vickie Patton, a senior lawyer with Environmental Defense in Boulder, Colo., said that the use of cleaner-burning gasoline blends had been 'consistently one of the single most effective measures to protect public health and the environment from harmful air pollution.'"

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Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 in The Victoria Advocate
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