gas waiver

Gas Waiver
3:56 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

EPA Grants 8 States Clean Gas Waiver After Isaac

Clean gas requirements are being temporarily waived in eight states, including Alabama, affected by Hurricane Isaac.

The Obama administration is temporarily waiving clean gas requirements in eight states affected by Hurricane Isaac. Governors requested the waiver because fuel supplies from refineries in the Gulf area were disrupted by Isaac. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson says extreme circumstances could cause a gas shortage. The waiver lets gas stations sell less environmentally friendly fuel, normally reserved for winter, in addition to the regular fuel they normally sell during summer, when ozone levels are higher.

Read more