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Under a 2004 ruling by the EPA, southeastern Michigan has been required to take action by next year to reduce air pollution produced by automobiles. SEMCOG managed to win an exemption from mandatory vehicle emissions testing, and instead is planning to require gasoline sold in the area to have a lower vapor pressure, making it burn more cleanly. This measure is expected to cost the typical area driver $2-$14 extra per year. Diesel fuel is not included.
SEMCOG’s complete draft plan (pdf) (dated next week?) is available on their website, including an analysis of the cost and effectiveness of various options.
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