The Environmental Protection Agency has come out with proposed
regulations that it says would cut
petroleum consumption by
nearly 4 billion gallons a year.
The proposal is to require that just less than 4 percent of all the
gasoline sold to motorists next year be a renewable fuel, like ethanol.
Besides reducing the nation’s dependency on oil, the EPA calculates
that the move would reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by up to 14
million tons a year.