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E-M:/ Bush cuts environmental standards to cut gas prices

Enviro-Mich message from "Rita Jack" <rita.jack@sierraclub.org>

More word-smithing -- why do they say "relax" to describe the clean-fuel
standards?  Why - are clean-fuel (oh oh -- oxymoron alert) standards



Oil, Gas Prices Drop on Bush Supply Move

By BRAD FOSS, AP Business Writer 

Crude oil and gasoline futures fell Tuesday after President Bush gave the
Environmental Protection Agency the authority to relax regional clean-fuel
standards to attract more imports of gasoline to the United States and to
make it easier for supplies to be moved from one state to another. 

President Bush also said he would halt deposits of oil to the nation's
strategic petroleum reserve until the fall, but analysts said that measure
would have next to no impact on crude prices and certainly would not help
make gasoline any cheaper. Even the fuel-specification waivers will have a
marginal impact, analysts said, given that the main force behind today's
soaring pump prices is the near-record price of crude oil.


Rita Jack
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