The auto industry got close to what it wanted in the Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 2 emissions and gasoline sulfur standards released May 1. But it's still hoping to sway the agency on a couple key issues, says Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers President Josephine S. Cooper. Under the Tier 2 regulations, light trucks and cars will have to meet identical new emissions standards set to be phased-in between 2004 and 2007. The result will be cars that burn 77% cleaner than today ...

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