EPA Proposes Changes to Gasoline, Would Cost you More at the Pump

By: Mike Springer Email
By: Mike Springer Email

By: Mike Springer
March 31, 2013

Tallahassee, FL-President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency are looking to cleanup gasoline.

The EPA proposed a plan last week to reduce the amount of sulfur in gas by about 60 percent.

It's a move the White House says will make our air cleaner and save about 2,400 lives a year. But it will also cost you more at the pump.

So how much would the plan cost you? It depends who you ask. The Federal Government says it will cost you about 1 cent per gallon more to fill up. While its opponent say it will cost closer to 8 or 9 cents more per gallon.

Regardless of how much it may cost, not every driver is on-board.

"I haven't had much luck with the government messing with the gas tank so I don't think I would be willing to pay the extra money," said Karen Stevens.

"Every time the government has changed the composition of the fuel, it's cost me more and hasn't really made much of a difference to be worth it to me," said Donna Stevens.

The EPA's plan also includes more stringent emissions tests. Those could run about $130 per vehicle by 2025.

As for the gas proposal, if approved it would not take effect until 2017.


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