Are the new EPA regulations requiring a reduction in the amount of sulfur in gasoline worth the economic cost? Nicolas Loris from the Heritage Foundation says ‘no,’ and here explains why: “The EPA’s new regulations to reduce the sulfur content in gasoline will add 6 to 9 cents to families already struggling to pay at the pump, and these regulations will pose little if any environmental benefit. The sulfur regulations in place are already stringent enough that the cost to Americans for additional regulations will be high and the benefits will be minimal. Congress should use any means necessary to prevent the EPA from implementing these new sulfur gas regulations.”
May 15, 2013 by Craig Rucker,
Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.