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Governor Herbert pushes Tier 3 gasoline in Utah

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KUTV

Governor Gary Herbert is working to get a new kind of gasoline in Utah to help clean up the air.

In new cars, tier 3 gasoline can cut emissions by up to 80%. A new EPA rule made last month mandates the gasoline, but it could possibly skip Utah.

Because the Environmental Protection Agency allows trades and averaging, refineries could make a business decision to skip Utah for the tier 3 gasoline.

However, Wasatch Front air is so polluted – and because so much of the pollution comes from cars, the EPA says Utah’s Wasatch Front could benefit from tier 3 gasoline more than any other place in America.

The governor is also working with auto dealers to get new cars that benefit most from tier 3 gasoline. (…)

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