In the wake of a recent federal denouncement of gasoline oxygenate MTBE, California State Senator Dick Mountjoy says he is “appalled the Clinton/Gore administration did not announce the immediate removal of MTBE,” a reference to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Carol Browner's announcement of a slow phase-down in use of water-harming MTBE. Senator Mountjoy led the effort in his state to have the additive studied by the University of California, which resulted in its phase-out ...

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