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EPA rules tighten for gas, cars

March 29, 2013

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will move ahead today with a rule requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide, amounting to one of President Barack Obama's most significant air-pollution initiatives, according to people briefed on the decision. The standards will add less than a penny a gallon to the cost of gasoline while delivering an environmental benefit akin to taking 33 million cars off the road, according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made yet.

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