NEWS: Utah to get cleaner gasoline by 2019, but will it be enough if Trump rolls back vehicle emissions standards?

Emma Penrod
Salt Lake Tribune
April 3rd, 2018

Utah officials celebrated a groundbreaking Tuesday for Utah’s first Tier 3-compliant oil refinery, but the event highlighting cleaner fuels was overshadowed by concerns over a Trump administration proposal to roll back U.S. emissions standards for new vehicles.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, the head of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and other dignitaries praised oil refiner Andeavor, formerly Tesoro, for its decision to begin producing the cleaner-burning Tier 3 vehicle fuels for local markets at its Salt Lake City refinery.

“They are leading the way, and others will follow,” Herbert said during Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony.

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