Monday, March 3, 2014

New EPA Regulations of Mobile Source Emissions of Sulfur Dioxide

All the information, including fact sheets on the new regulations, the complete rule, and a draft Regulatory Impact Analysis can be downloaded at EPA's website (here). Oil companies are already complaining about the cost, but auto makers (at least according to a report in the New York Times) are displaying admirable equanimity about the rule (see here). Among other things, the new sulfur rules should enable more stringent regulations of other mobile source pollutants by improving the operation of catalytic converters. EPA estimates the benefits of the new rule (in 2030) to exceed its costs by at least 5-to-1.

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