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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.

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Submitted Nov 02, 2012 By: fracknsave
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 4:56:27 AM

let's get ppl back onto their feet, then worry about everything else.
heydano67
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 8:17:21 PM

Nice if you can get it.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 6:27:38 PM

Thank you for posting.
tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2012 2:08:22 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 2, 2012 11:25:52 PM

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 2, 2012 11:12:27 PM

old news
METEOR49
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:10:44 PM

too much government !
jcdakota
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:09:49 PM

Sounds like a plan!!!
Glock26
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:07:19 PM

O.K.
keithyoon1977
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:07:13 PM

ok
RAE344
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:06:18 PM

Our president is selling his soul to get a few more votes.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:05:19 PM

Ok.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:04:38 PM

Great for Eveyone.
vibdata
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:04:05 PM

This has to do with the fictitious "summer blend." And "winter blend."
rahcat
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:03:47 PM

Old News
ricoblanco
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:03:26 PM

ok
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:03:21 PM

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 2, 2012 11:03:03 PM

What is a clean gas waiver?
tommiegIN
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:02:49 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:02:45 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:02:43 PM

thanks for the post
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:01:05 PM

It's a "vote for me" ploy. After the election, this will never happen
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:00:35 PM

Ok
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:58:13 PM

Good thing there is no foot dragging this time. Election time.
tpguess
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:55:54 PM

Get rid of the EPA
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:55:14 PM

Defund the EPA.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:54:40 PM

I guess we will all die now from the Clean Air Act waivers???
BREW9
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:52:17 PM

ok
gasmeup52
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:51:42 PM

Whatever helps.
tco9436
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:48:21 PM

Ok
Gmsclecarparts
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:47:34 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 10:46:19 PM

good
Samo1961
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:43:49 PM

Who needs all that regulations in the first place.
dasimon
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:40:49 PM

Hmmm ok
1Casey
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:39:57 PM

don't like this
vrossi46
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:39:38 PM

gr8, give the folks a break
jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:36:47 PM

Makes you wonder why we have 73 types of gasoline in the country.
VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:30:45 PM

Good
serrog
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:30:12 PM

ok
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:29:32 PM

It would be nice if the waiver just went nationwide.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:24:25 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 10:23:37 PM

okay
splitrman
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:21:07 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 10:20:11 PM

Any little bit helps.
DEG
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:19:49 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 10:17:22 PM

Too much playing with formulae screws up gas
Yankee829
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:17:19 PM

Ok
naspa
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:16:23 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 10:15:41 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 10:15:33 PM

If it is okay now, why isn't it okay all the time. Get rid of the EPA!
jrsva
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 10:14:57 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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