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Mar 3, 2014

New U.S. fuel standards aim to cut asthma, heart attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which it says will reduce asthma and heart attacks in the United States.

The so-called Tier 3 rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency have been under development since President Barack Obama issued a memorandum instructing the agency to develop them in 2010.

Mar 3, 2014
Mar 3, 2014

Greens take aim at U.S. energy exports as Keystone attack broadens

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – As the years-long fight over
the Keystone XL pipeline grinds toward resolution, green groups
are broadening their focus to include the possibility that the
Obama administration will loosen curbs on how much oil and gas
the United States exports.

One such group, Oil Change International, plans to declare
on Monday that lifting the decades-old ban on U.S. crude oil
exports would undercut promises made by President Barack Obama
last summer to protect the climate.

Mar 3, 2014
Mar 3, 2014

U.S. EPA sets new vehicle emission, fuel standards

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – The Obama administration on
Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules to cut soot, smog
and toxic emissions, which it says will help reduce asthma and
heart attacks.

The Tier 3 rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection
Agency have been under development since President Barack Obama
issued a memorandum instructing the agency to develop them in
2010. The rules will cut gasoline sulfur levels by more than 60
percent and should also reduce tailpipe and evaporative
emissions from cars, light trucks, medium-duty passenger
vehicles and some heavy-duty vehicles.