Scattered showers and storms could become strong to severe this afternoon into the evening. Primary threats are large hail and heavy rainfall causing flooding in poor drainage areas. Damaging winds are included as well and an isolated tornado possibility is very low but not eliminated.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is unveiling a plan to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions. Officials say it will result in cleaner air across the U.S. and higher prices at the pump.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the new rule will reduce sulfur in gasoline and tighten automobile emission standards beginning in 2017. They say it will increase gas prices by less than a penny per gallon and add $130 to the cost of a vehicle in 2025.
But the agency says it will yield billions of dollars in health benefits by slashing smog- and soot-forming pollution.
The oil industry, Republicans and some Democrats wanted EPA to delay the rule, citing higher costs. An oil industry study says it could increase gasoline prices by 6 to 9 cents a gallon.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.