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EPA grants 16 states clean gas waivers after Sandy

ap -- The Obama administration is temporarily waiving some Clean Air Act requirements in 16 states and the District of Columbia to reduce fuel disruptions from Superstorm Sandy.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson says in a letter to governors that extreme circumstances related to Sandy will prevent enough gasoline from reaching consumers.

The waiver lets conventional gasoline be sold instead of cleaner-burning reformulated gasoline in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A blend of reformulated and regular gasoline will be allowed in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

The waivers last through Nov. 20.

The EPA....


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Submitted Nov 02, 2012 By: fracknsave
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 5:56:27 AM

let's get ppl back onto their feet, then worry about everything else.
heydano67
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 9:17:21 PM

Nice if you can get it.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 7:27:38 PM

Thank you for posting.
tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 3:08:22 AM

EPA grants 16 states clean gas waivers after Sandy and those 16 states are able to sell conventional gasoline. Now if they could expand that waiver to all the states then there can be some real relief.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:25:52 AM

Bozama really wants those swing state votes. This is too good a crisis to let go to waste this close to an election.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:12:27 AM

old news
METEOR49
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:10:44 AM

too much government !
jcdakota
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:09:49 AM

Sounds like a plan!!!
Glock26
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:07:19 AM

O.K.
keithyoon1977
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:07:13 AM

ok
RAE344
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:06:18 AM

Our president is selling his soul to get a few more votes.
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:05:19 AM

Ok.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:04:38 AM

Great for Eveyone.
vibdata
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:04:05 AM

This has to do with the fictitious "summer blend." And "winter blend."
rahcat
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:03:47 AM

Old News
ricoblanco
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:03:26 AM

ok
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:03:21 AM

I agree with John747 when he wrote "Isn't it amazing how quickly government can do things so close to an election?"
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:03:03 AM

What is a clean gas waiver?
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:02:49 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:02:45 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:02:43 AM

thanks for the post
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:01:05 AM

It's a "vote for me" ploy. After the election, this will never happen
yonasb
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 12:00:35 AM

Ok
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:58:13 PM

Good thing there is no foot dragging this time. Election time.
tpguess
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:55:54 PM

Get rid of the EPA
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:55:14 PM

Defund the EPA.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:54:40 PM

I guess we will all die now from the Clean Air Act waivers???
BREW9
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:52:17 PM

ok
gasmeup52
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:51:42 PM

Whatever helps.
tco9436
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:48:21 PM

Ok
Gmsclecarparts
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:47:34 PM

DEG wrote: "The EPA regulations need to be balanced, amongst other things, with economic realities. I don't think it would hurt to roll back the EPA regulations to those in effect during the first Bush administration."

So well said DEG!
dumba55
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:46:19 PM

good
Samo1961
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:43:49 PM

Who needs all that regulations in the first place.
dasimon
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:40:49 PM

Hmmm ok
1Casey
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:39:57 PM

don't like this
vrossi46
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:39:38 PM

gr8, give the folks a break
jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:36:47 PM

Makes you wonder why we have 73 types of gasoline in the country.
VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:30:45 PM

Good
serrog
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:30:12 PM

ok
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:29:32 PM

It would be nice if the waiver just went nationwide.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:24:25 PM

WOW, they last all the way to Nov. 20th, I think they should have more time..
jdc17327
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:23:37 PM

okay
splitrman
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:21:07 PM

good. common sense prevails for a change. Now if they can get the product to the people that need it in a timely fashion.
granitestater
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:20:11 PM

Any little bit helps.
DEG
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:19:49 PM

The EPA regulations need to be balanced, amongst other things, with economic realities. I don't think it would hurt to roll back the EPA regulations to those in effect during the first Bush administration.
nightworker998
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:17:22 PM

Too much playing with formulae screws up gas
Yankee829
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:17:19 PM

Ok
naspa
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:16:23 PM

Anything to help these folks. I'd rather pay $5 a gallon then to be in the affected areas. Go Obama
FlogNut
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:15:41 PM

This was done for one reason and one reason only! To help reelect President Obama.
suzmar
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:15:33 PM

If it is okay now, why isn't it okay all the time. Get rid of the EPA!
jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:14:57 PM


Find out where pure gas is being sold and fill your tank while you can. You’ll get better mileage and it’s better for your car than “reformulated gasoline” (i.e. ethanol).
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