The Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a plan Friday requiring cleaner gasoline and lower pollution cars, the Washington Post reports.
The proposed rules would cut the amount of sulfur in U.S. gasoline by two-thirds and impose pollution limits on new vehicles by 2017.
Some lawmakers and oil industry officials say the standards would cause hikes in gasoline prices of 6 to 9 cents per gallon and could result in greater carbon dioxide emissions because they will spur additional refining activity. But supporters say it would amount to less than a penny more a gallon, the Post reports.
Once enacted, supporters say the requirements will have the environmental impact of taking 33 million cars off the roads, the Post reports.
The rules had been stuck in limbo since December 2011 due to intense political opposition, the Post said. The plan must go through public comment before becoming final.
Via the Washington Post