US EPA oks clean gasoline waivers due to hurricanes

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WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency has given several U.S. cities a break from federal clean air rules to sell more-polluting gasoline in an effort to avoid a supply crunch after hurricanes Rita and Katrina shut a big chunk of motor fuel production. The EPA will allow Houston, Galveston, Dallas and Ft. Worth in Texas and Richmond in Virginia to continue using conventional gasoline instead of cleaner-burning reformulated gasoline through Oct. 20. St. Louis ...

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