Working together with health officials, vehicle manufacturers, refiners, states, and with input from the general public, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new emission standards for vehicles and fuels that will have a huge impact on public health and the quality of the air we breathe.
The new rules, signed by
President Obama EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today, call for a dramatic reduction in the amount of sulfur in gasoline and will cut emissions of soot, smog, and other toxic substances from cars and trucks. Here is some of what the new rules do:
- Slash emissions of a range of harmful pollutants that can cause premature death and respiratory illnesses.